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July 26, 1928 - August 20, 1931 

MARRIAGE and DEATH ANNOUNCEMENT EXTRACTIONS 
From 
The HANKINSON NEWS 

KANKINSON, RICHLAND COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA 

By 

Elizabeth M. Collins 

11638 SE 164th St. 

RENTON, WA. 98058 



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©Elizabeth M. Collins 
Copyright 1993 by Elizabeth M. Collins 
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Film # 1578 HANKINSON NEWS Jul. 26, 1928 - Aug. 20. 1931 

"BUD" BROWN MARRIED THURSDAY 

L. H. ("BUD") Brown, well known in Hankinson, and Miss Fredericka Hehr, of Kulm, were 
married this morning. They stopped at Hankinson at 10 o'clock for a few minutes to visit 
with friends, enroute to Minneapolis. The bride was employed in the Kulm Messenger office 
as a linotype operator, of which newspaper Mr. Brown is publisher. 

"Bud" was a former resident of Hankinson and has a great many friends here who extend 
congratulations. ********** j u l y 26, 1928 

POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE MARRIED 
John Roth and Miss Mary Leinen Married Wednesday, Aug. 8th 

Miss Mary Leinen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Leinen, Fairmount, and John Roth, son 
of Mrs. P. Roth, Hankinson, were united in marriage at the St. Anthony Catholic Church in 
Fairmount on Wednesday, Rev. Fr. Behrens officiating. After the ceremony a reception was 
held at the bride's home, to the immediate relatives. 

The bride was beautifully gowned in tan crepe with a large picture hat to match. The 
bridesmaid, Margaret Roth, wore a gown of pale green silk with picture hat. Magnus Leinen 
was the groom's attendant. 

After the reception the newlyweds left on a wedding trip to Medora, ND., of two weeks 
duration, and will return to Hankinson to make their home. 

The bride is very well and favorably known in this community. Graduating from the 
Hankinson High School, she made many friends among the younger set in this city through 
her many lovable qualities. 

John Roth is one of Hankinson's younger business men, holding the position of assist- 
ant cashier in the First National Bank. He is possessed of those sterling qualities which 
will make him a power in the community in which he lives. 

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Roth extend congratulations. 

********** August 9, 1928 

POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE MARRIED 
Erna Macheel and Leonard Polda Married Wednesday 

The marriage of Miss Erna Macheel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Macheel, of Hankin- 
son, and Leonard Polda, Lidgerwood, was solemnized at the Macheel home on Wednesday after- 
noon, Sept. 12th. The attendants were Miss Antoinette Macheel, sister of the bride, and 
Raymond Gebro of Lidgerood, cousin of the groom. Rev. Meier performed the ceremony. 

A wedding dinner was served at 5 o'clock to the immediate relatives and Rev. and Mrs. 
Meier and her sister. 

For the wedding ceremony the bride was beautifully gowned in a new shade of brown 
canton crepe and carried a shower bouquet composed of roses, sweet peas, maiden hair, 
baby breath and fern. The bridesmaid carried a shower bouquet of cosmos and sweet peas. 



The newlyweds left for Fargo and will go from there to Hanna, ND., to visit friends. 
After this trip they will be at home in Lidgerwood. 

********** September 13, 1928 

MISS CLARA KRAUSE MARRIED 
Miss Clara Krause, formerly of Hankinson, was married to Victor Uhlhorn of Fargo, ND. 
The wedding took place at Fergus Falls, MN. , at 2 PM on Friday, Sept. 14th. 

The bride was dressed in royal blue satin with hat to match, and carried a bouquet 
of roses and lillies of the valley. 

The happy young couple are taking an extended honeymoon trip to the Twin Cities and 
points throughout Minnesota. They will be at home to their many friends after Oct. 1st, 
at 1315 - 5th Ave. So., Fargo, ND. 

********** September 20, 1928 

SMITH - VOLLRATH 
A quiet wedding was solemnized on Thursday, Sept. 13th, at Billings, MT., when Miss 
Cleo Smith of Long Beach, CA. , became the bride of Mr. Roy Vollrath of Hankinson. 

The ceremony took place at the home of Mrs. David Randall, an aunt of the bride. 
Mr. and Mrs. Vollrath returned to Hankinson Monday and have taken apartments in the 
Cunningham flats. Mr. Vollrath is a pharmachist at the Krause Drug. C. 

********** September 20, 1928 

Arthur Medenwaldt and Miss Marie Enfield were married last week Wednesday, Sept. 
19th, at Glenwood, MN., at the home of the bride'6 grandparents, W. H. Elwood's. Only 
relatives of the bride were present to witness the ceremony. 

********** September 27, 1928 

BOEHNING - MUEHLER 

Miss Minnie Boehning and Robert Muehler were married on Thurday at 2 PM. , Rev. 
Klausler performing the ceremony. The attendants were the Misses Anna Boehning and Gust- 
ine Stoltenow and Albert Stoltenow and Arthur Boehning. 

The bride was charmingly gowned in white georgette crepe and carried a bouquet of 
roses and lillies of the valley. Miss Gustine Muehler was gowned in old rose georgette 
and carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations, while Miss Anna Boehning wore a frock 
of green flat crepe, carrying a bouquet of pink and white carnations. 

A bounteous wedding supper will be served at the Mrs. Anna Boehning home to the imm- 
ediate relatives. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Anna Boehning, the groom a son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Gustave Muehler, where the young couple will make their home. 

Both contracting parties were born and raised here in the locality of Hankinson and 
have many friends who wish them much joy. 

********** October 4, 1928 



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NUL?H - MICHALEK 
Vivian Leone Nulph and Ralph G. Michalek of Lidgerwood, were married at 12 o'clock 
noon on Monday, Oct. 15th, at the bride's home, Rev. Mc Keith performing the ceremony. 
The ring service was used, little Virginia Mae Jackson being the ring bearer, and Lois 
Johnke the flower girl. The attendants were Robert Keenan of Wyndmere and Lillian Witt of 
Hankinson. The bride carried a bouquet of ferns and asters. 

After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to the relatives present. The bridal 
couple will spend a few days in Fargo before going to their new home at Lidgerwood. 

**********.-. October 18, 1928 

Miss Louise E. Buckhouse and Arnold H. Milbrandt were married today at the Immanuel 
Ev. Church, Rev. Meier officiating. A complete write-up of the ceremony will be given 
next week. ********** October 18, 1928 

YOUNG COUPLE WED THURSDAY 
Miss Louise Buckhouse and Mr. Arnold Milbrandt Married Thursday 

Emmanuel's Evangelical Church was the scene of a wedding ceremony last Thursday, Oct. 
18th, at 3 o'clock, when Miss Louise Buckhouse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Buckhouse, 
was united in marriage to Mr. Arnold Milbrandt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Milbrandt of 
Stiles, ND. Rev. J. H. Meier delivered the sermon and performed the ceremony in German. 

The bride wore a white silk dress and veil and carried a bouquet of pink roses. The 
bridesmaids, Misses Lila Buckhouse and Anna Grohnke, also were dressed in white and carr- 
ied white carnations. Mr. Edwin Milbrandt and Mr. Otto Buckhouse were the other witnesses. 

Supper was served at the home of the bride at 5 o'clock, plates being laid for more 
than thirty guests. The rooms were decorated in yellow and white. 

The young couple is planning a wedding trip to the East where they will visit friends 
and relatives. After their return, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Milbrandt will make their home 
on the Carl Milbrandt farm, lh miles southeast of Hankinson. 

********** October 15, 1928 

RICH - LENZ WEDDING 

The marriage of Miss Laura Rich, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Rich, of Victor, SD., 
and Mr. Gustav Lenz, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Lenz, Sr., of Elma Twsp., took place 
last Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. Beier of the Evangelical Church officiating. 

They were attended by Miss Clara Rich and Mr. Max Lenz, brother and sister of the 
bride and groom. 

The bride was gowned in a blue flat crepe dress. Her sister wore brown velvet. The 
young couple left immediately on a honeymoon trip for points in Minnesota and Wisconsin. 
They will make their home in Elma on the farm of the groom's father. 

********** November 8, 1928 

Married on Saturday evening, November 3rd, at the Lutheran parsonage by Rev. Klaus- 
ler: Karl Kath of this city and Mrs. Minnie Brandemere, of Frazee, MN. 

********** November 8, 1928 

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COPPIN - MILLER 

Miss Florence Coppin, daughter of Mrs. Fred Coppin, and Arthur Miller, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Paul Miller, were married on October 24th at Wahpeton. Mr. Miller is a student at 
the Barber College at Fargo. Both contracting parties have many friends here who extend 
congratulations. ********** November 15, 1928 

FERN OLIVER BECOMES BRIDE of ALFRED BIGGS 

Wednesday noon, Miss Fern Oliver became the bride of Alfred Biggs at a pretty ceremony 
performed by Rev. Chappell of Tyson Church. 

Mrs. Biggs is the daughter of George J. Oliver, who lives on a farm near New Effington. 
For the past three years she has taught school in New Effington. 

The groom's mother, Mrs. Lillie Biggs, lives in Greendale Township where the couple 
will make their home. 

The young couple were former students in our high school. Just immediate relatives 
of the contracting parties were present at the wedding. 

********** November 15, 1928 

SONORA NEWS.... Miss Minnie Mahler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Mahler, and Ed- 
ward Steffens, son of Mrs. Steffens of Great Bend, were united in marriage on Wednesday, 
November 7th. ********** November 15, 1928 

KRAUSE - HUBRIG WEDDING SUNDAY 
Miss Hilda Krause and Ernest Hubrig Married at Hubrig Home 

A very pretty wedding took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Hubrig on Sunday 
afternoon at 4 o'clock when Miss Hilda Krause, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Krause, was 
united in marriage to Mr. Ernest Hubrig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gottlieb Hubrig. Rev. T. Hinck 
of Great Bend performed the ceremony. 

Their attendants were Miss Gertrude Krause, a sister of the bride, and Mr. Carl Ziegel- 
man. The bride was attired in a beautiful gown of pink georgette crepe, trimmed with beads 
and spangles. She wore a veil and coronet trimmed with pearl-like beads set off with rhine- 
stones; she wore silver slippers and carried a bouquet of roses. 

The bridesmaid wore a gown of pink flat crepe and carried a bouquet of carnations. 
After the ceremony a wedding supper was served to about 100 guests at 5 o'clock. The rooms 
were decorated in pink and white and a decorated wedding cake with pink and white streamers 
adorned the table. 

In the evening a wedding dance was given to a large crowd of young folks, and all pres- 
ent reported a fine time. Their many friends extend to the bride and groom the heartiest of 
congratulations and wishes for a long and prosperous wedded life. 

The happy couple will enjoy a honeymoon trip to Long Prairie, MN., and other points in 
Minnesota. Mr. and Mrs. Hubrig will live on a farm belonging to the groom's father. 

********** November 22, 1918 

The notice sent in to the NEWS about the Coppin-Miller wedding was untrue; probably 

some bright person's idea of a joke, which will prove very embarrassing to them if discovered. 

********** November 22, 1928 

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BOMMERSBACH - HERDING 
The marriage of Bernard Herding to Catherine Bommersbach was solemnized at St. Philip's 
Church on Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Jos. F. Studnicka officiating. Mr. Herding is 
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Herding among the earliest settlers in this vicinity. 

Miss Bommersbach is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Bommersbach, well known old 
settlers here. Both the bride and groom are among the most popular younger folk. The newly- 
wed couple will continue farming on the old Herbert Herding homestead southeast of town. 
The best wishes of all their friends follow them. 

********** November 29, 1928 

MEDENWALDT - HARTLEBEN 
On Wednesday, November 12th, at the home of Chas. Jasmer, Jr., the marriage of Miss 
Ottilie Medenwaldt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Medenwaldt, to Mr. Robert H. Hartleben 
took place in the presence of the immediate relatives of the couple. The attendants were 
Fred Roeder and Esther Medenwaldt, Rev. J. P. Klausler officiated. 

********** December 20, 1928 

KLAWITTER - BELLIN 
A pretty wedding took place at the Lutheran Church on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 18th, 
when Rev. J. P. Klausler joined in holy wedlock, Miss Lillian Klawitter, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Chas. Klawitter of Brightwood and Herbert Bellin. The bride's sister, Miss Esther 
Klawitter, was bridesmaid, while Edward Bellin, a brother of the groom, acted as best man. 
The bride wore a beautiful dress of white messaline and carried a bouquet of red roses. 

********** December 20, 1928 

HETLAND - MEYERS 
On Wednesday afternoon, December 19th, Miss Linda Hetland became the bride of Paul 
Meyers. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pete H. Hetland, and is well known in and 
around Hankinson, her good character has won many friends to wish her well. 

The groom is a son of Mrs. Meyers of New Effington, he is a young man and their many 
friends are wishing them a long and happy married life. 

They were attended by the bride's sister Hilda and the groom's brother. This happy 

couple will go to house keeping on the groom's farm near Hammer. ...Contributed 

********** December 27, 1928 

MARGUERITE WYATT MARRIED 
The Fargo Forum for Thursday, Dec. 27th, carried the announcement of the marriage of 
Miss Marguerite Wyatt of Sabin, MN. , who is well known in Hankinson, having visited here 
frequently. We quote the Forum: 

"Miss Marguerite Wyatt, Sabin, MN., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Wyatt, became the 
bride of J. M. Birkeland, Chicago, at a wedding at the Wyatt home on Wednesday night. The 
marriage service was read by Dr. D. T. Robertson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Fargo. Miss Margaret Hoagensan, Barnesville, MN. , and Bowden Wyatt were the attendants. 
Christmas decorations were used. 

Mr. Berkeland, who is a graduate of the North Dakota Agricultural College, and who 

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is city bactoriologist left after the ceremony for Chicago, where they are to make 
their home. 

Mrs. Berkeland, a graduate of Carleton College, Northfield, MN., has been Instru- 
ctor of English at Roosevelt Junior High School for the last three years. 

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HANKINSON GIRL IS MARRIED 
Ruth Pribbernow and Carl Freeberg Wed Tuesday Afternoon 

Miss Ruth Pribbernow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Pribbernow of this city, was 
wedded to Carl Freeberg of Wahpeton at 3:45 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Klausler 
parsonage, Rev. Klausler officiating. 

The bride wore a dress of brown silk flat crepe. She was attended by Miss Ella Kath, 
who wore a frock of blue georgette. Albert Pribbernow, brother of the bride, attended the 
groom. After the ceremony, a wedding dinner was given at the bride's home at 5 o'clock. 
A color scheme of pink and white was carried out in decorating the rooms. 

The newlyweds left the same day for Fargo, Fergus, Casselton and Lisbon on a week's 
wedding trip. 

Mrs. Freeberg is well known to residents of Hankinson, having lived here all her life. She 
Is a graduate of the local high school, having graduated in 1928. 

Mr. Freeberg is connected with the firm of Leach and Gamble, being a salesman for that 
institution. Mr. and Mrs. Freeberg will make their home in Wahpeton upon their return to 
the city. ********** January 17, 1929 

FORMER HANKINSON GIRL BERTA RUSSELL, TO BE MARRIED 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Guy Divet of Glendale, CA. , former residents of Fargo, announce 
the engagement of their daughter, Berta Russell, to Martin L. Luidahl, Ann Arbor, MI. The 
wedding will take place in the early summer. 

Miss Russell is a graduate of Fargo High School and Moorhead State Teachers College 
and has been engaged in teaching in the west. 

********** January 31, 1929 

CAMPBELL - MODRER 

On Monday Jan. 28th, occurred the marriage of Andrew R. Mourer and Helen Campbell at 
Mandan, ND. 

A large number of friends and relatives of the bride and groom were present at the 
afternoon dinner and reception. 

The young couple will be at home at Huff, ND., where Mr. Mourer is manager of the 
Dinenheimer Merc. Co. The groom is a Hankinson boy, a graduate of the high school here 
of the class of 1925. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Mourer of Greendale Township, 
the latter being present at the wedding. 

The bride, while not known here, is a product of the Huff community. The people of 
this vicinity extend congratulations. 

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BLADOW - COPPIN 
On Tuesday, Feb. 5th, Gilbert Bladow, son of August Bladow, was married to Marion 
Coppin, a resident of this city. The wedding took place at the home of the groom's par- 
ents at 3 o'clock. The bride was beautifully gowned in a dress of white silk and the 
bridesmaid wore a pink silk dress. The witnesses were Florence Coppin and Arthur Miller. 

The bride carried a bouquet of red roses and the nuptial room was tastily trimmed 
with blue and white streamers. Rev. Meier performed the ceremony and sang "Because" by 
Guy D'Hardelot. 

Although only the immediate relatives were invited, it was a large and merry crowd 
that sat down to an elaborate supper. 

********** February 7, 1929 

HIPP - MITCHELL 
Miss Katherine Hipp, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Hipp, and Raymond Mitchell, son of 
Wm. Mitchell, Sonora, were married on Feb. 12th at St. Philips Church. The wedding was 
solemnized at a High Mass, Rev. Jos. F. Studnicka conducting the mass and performing the 
ceremony. A wedding breakfast was served at the HiDp home to the -Immediate realatives and 
friends, after which the newlyweds left on a wedding trip to St. Cloud and Minneapolis. 

They will live on the Mitchell farm near Sonora. Both of these young people are well 
and favorably known. They were raised in this community, and graduated from Hankinson 
High School. Their many friends extend the heartiest of congratulations. 

********** February 21, 1929 

CHILDHOOD SWEETHEARTS WED 
Miss Avelnelle Cox and Mr. Delmar Barnes Married at San Diego, April 8. 

At romance, began here in childhood, culminated last Monday, April 8th, in the marr- 
iage of Miss Avelnelle Cox and Mr. Delmar Barnes, at San Diego, CA.. The young couple had 
planned to meet in San Diego this summer but changed their plans when Mr. Barnes was com- 
missioned to the Philippine Islands. During the nuptial mass, the ceremony was performed 
by Rev. Father Caroll, at St. Joseph Church of that city. Mr. and Mrs. Jennings, former 
residents of Rdseburg, OR., and friends of the Barnes family, acted as host and hostess to 
Miss Cox during her stay in San Diego, and also witnessed the ceremony. 

Miss Cox, daughter of Mrs. T. W. Robey, was born and educated here. She has endeared 
herself to the people of Hankinson since infancy. At the age of 16, she graduated from the 
local high school. Soon afterward, she was engaged in the beauty parlor of the Radisson 
Hotel, Minneapolis, where she has remained until her marriage. 

Mr. Delmar Barnes, needs no introduction to many of the Hankinson people. His father, 
Mr. Lloyd Earnes, is Mrs. Robey's brother. The family lived here for several years, and 
at the death of his mother, Mrs. Barnes' sister, Mr. and Mrs. Barnes adopted him. When he 
was seven years old, they moved to Roseberg, OR., where the young man received his educat- 
ion. After graduation from high school, he entered the naval service, where, because of 
his sterling qualities, he has made steady and rapid advancement. He is a registered elect- 
rical engineer, having completed the branches in steam, air planes and electricity, and 

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now bears the rank of Warrant Officer in the Electrical Department. 

The young couple will stop at Honolulu on their way to the Philippines where Mr. Barnes 
will be stationed for two years after which he will receive a land commission in the U. S. 
Miss Cox is a popular and charming young lady of the younger set . She leaves behind a host 
of friends who extend to her and her husband, heartiest wishes for a life of happiness and 
good fortune. ********** April 18, 1929 

LEONARD HOLST MARRIED 

Leonard 0. Hoist, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hoist of this city, was married on 
Monday June 3rd, at Van Hook, ND., to Miss Ethel E son. The newly married couple stop- 
ped here on Wednesday and will visit Leonard's relatives a few days before returning to Van 
Hook where he has a position as mail carrier. 

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hoist have the congratulations of the Hankinson community on this 
auspicious event. ********* * June 6, 1929 

PIEPER - BARTELS MARRIAGE 
Ceremony Performed Wednesday Afternoon at Lutheran Church 

Miss Leona Pieper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Win. Pieper, and Arnold Bartels, son of 
Mrs. Herman Krause, were united in marriage Wednesday afternoon in a very beautiful ceremony 
at the Lutheran Church, Rev. Klausler officiating. The attendants were Misses Laura Ziegelman 
and Eleanor Bartels, and Ewald Pieper and Alfred Miller. 

The bride wore a peach colored gown and carried a bouquet of roses. The maid of honor, 
Miss Ziegelman, wore an orchid colored dress, trimmed with tinsel and hand painted. She 
carried a bouquet of carnations. Miss Eleanor Bartels, the bridesmaid, wore a green silk 
gown and carried a bouquet of carnations. 

After the ceremony, the guests, which included the relatives and a number of friends 
of the contracting parties, repaired to the Wm. Pieper home where a sumptuous dinner was 
served. The out of town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Pieper, grandparents of the bride; Ewald 
Pieper, an uncle; and Mrs. Streich, an aunt; all of Burnett, WT. 

The young couple will live on a farm near Hankinson. They have the heartiest congrat- 
ulations of their many friends. . . . . . . . ,, .... 

■> ********** June 6, 1929 

DE FEA - Z 1MB RICK 

Miss Margaret De Fea, formerly of Hankinson, and John Zimbrick, were united in marri- 
age at the Catholic Church, Kildeer, ND., on June 3rd. After the ceremony Mrs. R. M. Mere- 
dith, with whom Miss DeFea has stayed for the four years she has taught school in Kildeer, 
served a wedding breakfast to the guests. 

The bride wore a veil wreath of and a white georgette gown with velvet and rhine- 

stone trimmings. She carried a bouquet of carnations. 

Mr. and Mrs. Zimbrick made a wedding trip through the Black Hills and on their return 
home stopped at and Hankinson, where the bride has relatives. The groom is the mana- 
ger of a department store in Kildeer. 

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BAISLEY - KLAR MARRIAGE 

Miss Marguerite Baisley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Baisley, and Rudolph Klar, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Klar, of Elma Township, were married on Wednesday, June 5th in the 
St. Philip's parish house, Fr. Studnicka performing the ceremony. The attendants were Mrs. 
Rose Wolfe and Ralph Baisley. 

After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the Mrs. Rose Wolfe home to the 
immediate relatives. The young folks left that day for the Twin Cities and Milwaukee on 
a two weeks wedding trip. 

The bride is a graduate of the Hankinson High School and attended the Mayville Nor- 
mal. Having taught school for four years in this community she has an unusually large 
circle of friends who extend congratulations. 

The groom is a very fine young man of exemplary habits. He has been farming the 
past few years but recently sold his farm property. 

Their many friends rejoice over the union of these two young people. 

********** j nne 13, 1929 

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Lea announce the marriage of their daughter, Genevieve Lucille to 
Mr. Evan Newton Green on Wednesday, June 26th, 1929, at the Congregational Church in Hank- 
inson, ND., at 12 o'clock noon. 

********** June 13, 1929 

POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE WED 
Edward Gollnick and Hilda Medenwaldt Married Wednesday 

Wednesday, June 19th at 1:30 PM. , Edward Gollnick and Miss Hilda Medenwaldt were 
married at the parsonage of the Emmanuel Evangelical Church. 

Attendants were Rudolph Gollnick, brother of the groom, and Miss Medenwaldt, 

sister of the bride. The bride was charmingly gowned in a dress of red silk and carried 
a bouquet of roses with streamers. Parents of both the bride and groom and other immed- 
iate relatives were present. 

A sumptuous wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents at 5 o'clock. 
The next morning the young couple left on a wedding trip to the Twin Cities and other 
points in Minnesota. 

These two young people were popular among the younger set. They were both born and 
raised in the community and have a multitude of friends who extend the heartiest congrat- 
ulations over this happy event. 

********** June 20, 1929 

ELLIS - MAROHL 
A very pretty wedding took place at Rev. Clothers church on Thursday afternoon at 
2 o'clock when Bernard Marohl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Marohl, and Miss Francis Ellis, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Ellis, were wed. The attendants were Earhardt Marohl, bro- 
ther of the groom, Freddie Ellis, brother of the bride, Mable Marohl, sister of the groom, 
and Dorothy Greenberg, cousin of the bride. 

The bride was beautifully gowned in a white beaded georgette dress, studded with 

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rhines tones, and wore the new bridal veil effect. She carried a bouquet of white peonies 
with streamers. 

The bridesmaids were dressed in pale blue flat crepe and carried bouquets of pink 
peonies. 

After the ceremony at 5 o'clock, dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents 
to 65 guests, in a room beautifully decorated with pink and white peonies. Four girls, 
dressed in white, waited on the tables. . .Loella Wilprecht, Doris Pankow, Tillie Marohl 
and Loretta Gruenberg. 

The young couple will make their home on a farm one mile north of the groom's parents. 
They have a multitude of friends who extend the heartiest congratulations. 

********** j une 27, 1929 

LEA - GREEN WEDDING 

The Congregational Church was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wednesday, when 
Miss Genevieve Lea became the bride of Mr. Ivan N. Green of Clinton, MN. Pink and white 
peonies and roses were used as decorations. This was the first wedding to take place in 
the present church. 

Before the ceremony, Mr. Backstrom, accompanied by Mrs. Oscar Grimmestad of Belview, 
MN., sang "Because" and "I Love You Truly." At high noon the wedding bells were rung, and 
the minister, the groom, and the best man, Mr. Miles Lea, entered. Then to the strains of 
Wagner's "Bridal Chorus" from Lohengrin, played by Miss Louise Phelps, the rest of the 
bridal party entered. The ring was carried on a white satin pillow by Jack Kirkham, and 
little Jane Kretchman was flower girl. Next came the bridesmaids, the Misses Grace Wool- 
sey and Elizabeth Wickman, who wore dresses of pale green georgette. The maid of honor, 
Miss Doris Lea, sister of the bride, wore peach colored georgette. The bridesmaids and 
maid of honor carried arm bouquets of pink carnations and ferns, gifts of the bride. 

The bride wore a period gown of ivory satin, a cap veil of lace and tulle and carried 
a bouquet of roses and lillies of the valley. She was accompanied by her father. 

The ushers were Mr. Alton Brooks of Hendrum, MN., Mr. Erwin Crooks of Hankinson, and 
Mr. Wendelyn Seidl of Clinton, MN. The Rev. G. R. Mc Keith read the ring service. 

After the ceremony, the bride and groom received the congratulations of the guests 
under a canopy of pink and white crepe paper in the reception room of the church. At one 
o'clock, a two course wedding dinner was served in the church parlors to the wedding party 
and guests. 

The bride and goom left at A o'clock for a wedding trip to Mille Lacs Lake. After 
July 7th, they will be at home at Clinton, MN. The out of town guests were: Mr. and Mrs. 
Oscar Gimmes tad and family, and Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Lyslo of Belview, MN., Mr. and Mrs. 
Leslie Green, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Anderson, William Chase, Mr. and Mrs. Wylie Ross, Miss 
Lorraine Ross, and Mr. Solvesent of Clinton, MN., Mr. and Mrs. Peter Brooks of Hendrum, 
MN., Miss Adelaide Brooks and Mr. Clarence Jacobson of Fargo, and Mr. and Mrs. Corwin 
Moffat and daughter of Mooreton. 

The day was also the occasion of the 27th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. 
Lea, parents of the bride. June 27, 1929 



LELM - KRAUSE WEDDING 

Miss Freda Lelm, of Turtle Lake, ND. , and Walter Krause, of Mantador, were married 
last Friday at the Belford Church, Rev. Cordts officiating. The attendants were Kiss 
Esther Krause and Herman Wenschlag. 

The bride was beautifully gowned in a nile green ensemble and carried a bouquet of 
peonies. The bridesmaid wore a dress of peach ensemble. 

After the ceremony a reception and dinner to 40 guests was given at the home of the 
groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Krause, in Mantador. 

The newlyweds left Saturday morning for a two weeks trip through the Black Hills. 

******** ** July 4, 1929 

WEDDING OF POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE 

At a pretty church wedding at the Lutheran Church on Sunday afternoon, Rev. J. P. 
Klausler officiating, Esther Medenwaldt and Frederick Roeder were united in Holy Wedlock. 
Only the immediate relatives were present. 

The bride wore a beautiful gown of peach colored crepe, with a long flowing veil. 
The groom was attired in the conventional black. Miss Louise Roeder was bridesmaid and 
Rudolph Medenwaldt served as best man. 

After the wedding a bounteous supper was served at the home of the bride's parents, 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. J. Medenwaldt of Moran. 

********** July 11, 1929 

CUPID'S DARTS TRAVELING TRUE 

Half Dozen Couples Joined in Holy Wedlock 

MESS ANN OLSEN MARRIED 

Word has been received by friends here announcing the marriage of Ann Olson to C. E. 

Searbrough, of Denver, CO. No particulars were received however. Miss Olson was a former 

employee of the Hankinson Postoffice. 



BURCHAM - SIM0NS0N 
Blanche Burcham and Kenneth Simonson were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on 
Sunday, July 7th, the ceremony being performed by Rev. dinger at the parsonage in Sioux 
Falls. 

The couple are going on a "surprise" honeymoon until September 1st. They will make 
their future home at Fergus Falls. 



KRETCHMAN - TEUTSCH 

Word was received here Tuesday announcing the marriage of Louren Teutsch and Char- 
lotte Kretchman, the ceremony being performed in Billings, MT., on July 4th. 

The couple plan to make a tour through Yellowstone National Park and the Black Hills 
for their honeymoon. They will reside in Billings, MT., where Mr. Teutsch is employed as 
mechanic in a garage. 

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HUNGER - HANCOCK 

Announcements have been received by friends of the marriage of Gordon Hunger to Miss 
Ruth Hancock, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hancock, of New York. The wedding took place 
in Hartsdale, NY. 

Mr. Hunger is a graduate of the Hankinson High School and is very well and favorably 
known in this community, his father being in business here many years ago. 



COPPIN - MILLER 

The August Bladow home, north of town, was the scene of a very pretty wedding on Wed- 
nesday evening at 5 o'clock, when Miss Florence Coppin, daughter of Mrs. Fred Coppin, of 
this city, became the bride of Mr. Arthur Miller, son of Mr. Paul Miller, Rev. Meier off- 
iciating. 

They were attended by Miss Lena Mendenwaldt and Mr. Edwin Coppin. The bride was att- 
ired in a gown of pearl grey flat crepe and wore a rhinestone necklace and carried a bouq- 
uet of pink roses and streamers. 

The bridesmaid wore a dress of pink flat crepe and carried a bouquet of carnations. 
The groom and best man wore conventional blue. 

After the ceremony a bounteous dinner was served to only immediate relatives. The 
room was beautifully decorated in pink and white. 

The happy couple are well known and have a host of friends who extend hearty congrat- 
ulations and best wishes for a happy future. 

********** July n^ 1929 

JONES - QUISENBERRY 
FORMAN NEWS.... In an attractive and impressive wedding service, which took place at 
4 o'clock, the afternoon of June 28th at Bend Chapel, Univ. of Chicago, Miss Jennie Ruth 
Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David J. Jones, Foraan, became the bride of Ray Woolfork 
Quisenberry, son of Mrs. A. G. Quisenberry, Hinton, WV. 

After a short honeymoon in the North woods of Wisconsin, Mr. and Mrs. Quisenberry 
will be at home in their apartment at Berwyn Hotel, Berwyn, IL. 

********** j u ly i8 > 1929 

WEDDED in INDIANA 
Word has been received by friends here of the marriage of Miss Edna Voeltz to Wm. 
Clausen, on July 15th, at South Bend, IN. 

Miss Voeltz was a clerk at the Kulberg store until two weeks ago when she left for 
Chicago. They are expected here this week for a visit. 

********** July 25, 1929 

COUPLE MARRIED SUNDAY at BELFORD 
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Belford Township was the scene of a very 
pretty wedding on Sunday afternoon, August 4th, when Miss Ethel Gadcke, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Edwin Gadcke, became the bride of Martin J. Ludwig, candidate of theology, of 



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Scotts Bluff, KB. 

The bridal party was led by Enna Gaedcke, flower girl. The attendants following were 
a sister of the bride and brother of the groom, Miss Oliva Gaedcke and Rhienard Ludwig. Rev. 
Cordts performed the ceremony. 

The bride was attired in a gown of white crepe de chene, wearing a veil and accessories 
to match. She carried a shower bouquet of gladiolas. The groom and best man wore the con- 
ventional blue. 

After the ceremony a reception was held at the bride's home where a sumptous wedding din- 
ner was served to about seveny-five guests. 

The rooms were decorated with white and blue crepe paper and many beautiful flowers. 
Miss Gaedcke has grown to womanhood in this community and has a large circle of friends who 
regret to have her leave. 

Mr. Ludwig is a graduate of the Lutheran Seminary of St. Louis. The young couple left 
Monday for Omaha and other points in Nebraska where they will visit relatives and friends. 

They will make their home in Sidney, MT., where Mr. Ludwig will be ordained as minister 
on Sept. 1st. He will serve the congregation in Sidney and do field mission work in that 
territory. 

A host of friends in this community wish them joy and happiness in their new home. 

********* * August 8, 1929 

PROMINENT COUPLE WEDDED SUNDAY 

A wedding which united a young couple of this city and Mantador occurred Sunday after- 
noon at 3 o'clock when Miss Bernice Scribner became the bride of Mr. Harry Krause, Rev. 
Cordts, pastor of the Belford Church read the marriage service at the parsonage. Marjorie 
Scribner, a sister of the bride, and Mr. Carl Radloff were the attendants. 

The bride was attractively attired in a gown of pink georgette with slippers and hat 
to match. She carried a bouquet of pink roses and baby's breath. The bridesmaid wore a 
dress of salmon pink and carried a beautiful bouquet. 

At the conclusion of the service the members of the bridal party and fifteen relatives 
were entertained at a 6 o'clock dinner at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. 
Scribner. 

The bride is a Hankinson girl, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Scribner, and attended 
the grade and high schools in this city. She has been employed at the Hankinson Drug Store 
for the past few months, and is an accomplished and admired young lady. Mr. Krause is a son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Krause, of Mantador, and has been engaged in agricultural pursuits. 

Mr. and Mrs. Krause will make their home in Hankinson for the present, and they have 
a host of friends who extend congratulations and best wishes for their future happiness. 

********** August 15, 1929 

MRS. GREEN MARRIED 

Hankinson friends of Mrs. Mabel Green are pleased to extend congratulations on her 
recent marriage in St. Paul to Mr. Brown. No details have been received here beyond the 
announcement of the marriage. ********** August 15, 1929 



GREAT BEKD. .. -Announcements were received here last week telling of the marriage of Gladys 
Moats to Mr. Ward Barchus, of Muskegon, MI., on July 29th. 

********** August 15, 1929 

TWO WEDDINGS of INTEREST HERE 

E. W. Mahan and Miss Edith Krause were married on August 17th at Fargo, the Rev. Grumm 
performing the ceremony at the Lutheran parsonage. Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Kra- 
use of this city. 

The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Elizabeth Krause, and was born and raised in this comm- 
unity, where she attended the school and made for herself a large circle of friends and 
admirers. For the past eight years she has been employed as stenographer for the Luger's 
Furniture Company in Fargo. 

Mr. Mahan is a salesman, associated with the Fargo Glass and Paint Company. Mr. and 
Mrs. Mahan are at present on a honeymoon trip at Minnesota Lakes, and following their return 
will be at home on Sept. 1st in their new home at Bismarck. 

Miss Krause has many friends here who extend congratulations and best wishes for her 
happiness. ********** August 22, 1929 

KUNERT - GEHRKI 

A wedding which will be of interest to Hankinson people occurred last Thursday at Java, 
SD., when Erwln Kunert and Miss Gehrki were united in the holy bonds of matrimony, Rev. Kere- 
hdorf performing the ceremony. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Gehrki, of Java, and Mr. Kunert is a son 
of Mr. Paul Kunert, now of Cayuga, but for many years a resident of Rankinson. 

The newly weds will make their home at Cayuga, where Mr. Kunert is associated in the 

drug business with his father. Friends in this city express the wish that they enjoy a 

happy and prosperous future. . „_ .„„« 

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PRETTY HOME WEDDING SUNDAY 

A pretty home wedding was solennized Tuesday afternoon at the Frank Gustman place when 
Hiss Rachel W. Gustman became the bride of Mr. R. Earl Sterling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam 
Sterling, of Breckenridge, MN., Rev. Meier officiating. 

The four attendants were Misses Hannah and Ella Gustman, sisters of the bride, and 
Oscar Sterling, brother of the groom, and Harry Gustman, brother of the bride. 

The bride, who is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gustman, was attired in a dress of 
white georgette with a cap effect veil to match, and carried a bouquet of American Beauty 
roses, baby breath and ferns. The bridesmaids were gowned in peach and yellow georgette, 
and the groom wore conventional blue. 

Only immediate relatives and friends were present, and following the service a dinner 
was served to seventy-five guests. 

The newlyweds will leave this week for Iowa on a short honeymoon trip and after their 
return will be at home on the groom's farm near Breckenridge, MN. 

The bride is well and favorably known through this community and she and her husband 
have the best wishes of all for a happy married life. September 5 1929 

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PRETTY HOME WEDDING SUNDAY 

A pretty wedding occurred at high noon, Sunday, September 8th, at St. JOhn ' s Church in 
Belford Township, when Esther M. Krause became the bride of Herman Wenschlag. The ring cere- 
mony was used. The bride was attended by Edith Wenschlag, a sister of the groom and Lawrence 
Krause, brother of the bride, acted as best man. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the bride's home. A sumptuous dinner was 
served to about one hundred guests. 

The bride was beautifully attired in white satin with pearls and French lace. She wore 
a cap shape veil and carried a beautiful bouquet of pink roses. The groom wore the conven- 
tional blue. The bride's maid was dressed in yellow Canton crepe and carried a bouquet of 
lavender asters. 

The home was beautifully decorated with flowers for the ceremony. Esther is the young- 
est daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Krause. She attended the Hankinson High School and has a 
host of admirers among the people of this city. 

Mr. Wenschlag is a very prominent farmer in the vicinity of Claire City, SD. After a 
short honeymoon spent at points in Iowa, the happy couple will be at home to their friends 
at their farm home near Claire City. 

Out of town guests who attended the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Erickson, Sioux 
City, IA; Mr. and Mrs. Chester Nierson, New Effington; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Kresch, Watertown, 
SD.; Mr. and Mrs. August Wallmer, Watertown, SD. ; Archie Jackson, Rosholt; Mr. and Mrs. Paul 
Meisenberg, Racine, WI.; Lavetta Lelm, Turtle Lake, ND; Grandpa and Grandma Villmer, Claire 
City; Mrs. Carl Witt and Billie and Lillian Witt and Emma Priaschow, of Wahpeton and Robert 
Keenan, of Wahpeton. ********** September 12, 1929 

SCHULTZ - MOHS 

A pretty wedding was solemnized at the August Schultz home on Sunday evening, at 7 o'clock 
when their daughter, Hazel, became the bride of Walter Mohs, the Rev. Henck officiating. Clara 
Mohs, sister of the groom acted as bridesmaid and the groom was attended by Willard Manske, 
cousin of the bride. Only the immediate family were present. 

The young couple have grown up in this community and have the best wishes of all. 

********** September 12, 1929 

Rev. Kath in his visit to Campbell last Sunday officiated at a pretty marriage service 
at the home of Mrs. Alma Carlson when her daughter, Exine became the wife of Mr. Gordon 
Philips of Fargo. Both young people hold important business positions in the life of that 
city. Mrs. Phillips is a graduate of the Fargo Business College and Mr. Phillips is a grad- 
uate of the Univ. of Iowa and son of Professor Chester Phillips, head of the Commercial Dep- 
artment of the State University, Iowa City. 

********** September 12, 1929 

CUPID'S VITAL STATISTICS 

Bernard Loester, of Dodge, NV., and Miss Anna Bonifas, of Mantador, were married on Tues- 
day morning at 10 o'clock at St. Peter and Paul's Church in Mantador. Rev. Wilkes performed 

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the ceremony. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Bonifas, of near Barney, and has many friends 
throughout her home community who extend congratulations and best wishes for their happiness 
and prosperity. ********** September 19, 1929 

DENNSTEDT - REPPART 

Mr. Lowell Dennstedt, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Dennstedt, of Hankinson, was married 
on Saturday, Sept. 7th, to Miss Mary Reppart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Cowlins, of 
Chicago, IL. The wedding took place at a Methodist Church in Chicago, Rev. R. D. Stone offi- 
ciating. 

The bridal couple left Sunday morning for Minneapolis, by auto where they visited the 
former's brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. John Schuda, and brother, Clarence. They 
arrived in Hankinson last Wednesday to visit the groom's parents. Mr. and Mrs. Dennstedt 
will leave Friday morning for Chicago where they will make their home. 

Mr. Lowell Dennstedt is employed in the Swift Packing Plant in Chicago. 

********** September 19, 1929 

HOFFMAN - CUNNINGHAM 

The following item, taken from the Detroit Lakes, MN., NEWS, is of interest here, as Mr. 
Cunningham is known in Hankinson. 

"The marriage of Anita Patricia Hoffman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis C. Hoffman, 
Dansville, NY., to Eugene Harold Cunningham, son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Cunningham, Fair- 
bault, MN., took place at 8 o'clock Monday morning, Sept. 9th, in the Holy Rosary Church, 
Detroit Lakes. Mrs. George Orrie Wolfe, Syracuse, NY., sister of the groom and her husband, 
Mr. George Orrie Wolfe, acted as attendants. 

During the service, vocal solos were rendered by Mrs. Carlson. Immediately following 
the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the summer home of Mr. and Mrs. Wolfe. 

The bride is a graduate of Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. The groom was graduated in 
the class of 1924 at St. John's Military School, Manilus, N. F. 

Those present at the wedding were Mrs. Lewis C. Hoffman, Dansville, mother of the bride; 
Mrs. George H. Cunningham, mother of the groom, Faribault, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Cunning- 
ham, Hankinson; Mr. and Mrs. 0. T. Bergquist, Dr. and Mrs. Wilbur Carlson, Miss Betty Carlson, 
Mrs. H. A. Krostue, Miss Carol Krostue and Miss Tess Krostue, all of Detroit Lakes. 

Mr. and Mrs. Cunningham will leave this week for Denver, CO., where they will make their 
home. ********** September 19, 1929 

WEDDING BELLS RING FOR TWO 

Miss Ella Meyer and B. Franklin Borman were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on 
Tuesday, Sept. 17th, Rev. J. H. Meier performing the ceremony at 1:30 PM., at Hankinson. 

At 5 o'clock a wedding dinner was served at the home which was beautifully decorated in 
colors of peach and white. Streamers ran from over the room to the wedding cake, which also 
followed the color scheme, and thereon was a dove holding the two wedding rings. 

The bride was dressed in white flat crepe with pleated skirt trimmed in rhinestones, 
and wore a necklace of these jewels. Her veil was of silk and she carried a bouquet of toses 

and gladolias. 

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The bridesmaid, Miss Myrtle Kutter, wore a peach colored dress and corsage bouquet 
of pink roses. Kenneth Loessin, brother of the groom acted as bestman. 

Following the ceremony the couple went to the bride's home where a wedding supper was 
served to only immediate relatives. 

Both of the contracting parties are well known in this vicinity where they were born 
and raised, and they have a host of friends to wish them happiness in their wedded life. 

********** September 26, 1929 

TWO COUPLES SAY HOLY VOWS 
A very pretty wedding was solemnized at Great Bend Lutheran Church on Wednesday after- 
noon of last week at 3 o'clock when Metha Dielke became the bride of Alfred Mohs, Rev. Hinck 
officiating. 

The bride was beautifully gowned in white satin ornamented with beads. She wore a veil 
and carried bride's roses. Her bridesmaids were Frieda Dielke, sister of the bride, and Clara 
Mohs, sister of the groom. The groom was attended by his brother, Elroy and Carl Dielke, 
brother of the bride. 

Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to about forty guests at the home of 
the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pasbrig. 

The bride has resided here the past few years and has won many friends. The groom is the 
eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mohs, and is a prosperous young farmer, respected by those 
who know him. 

They will reside on a farm north of town and have the very best wishes of the community. 

********** October 3, 1929 

MARTHA HELL and ALBERT GROB 
Miss Martha Hell and Albert Grob, both of this city, exchanged marriage vows in Brecken- 
ridge last Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Hall, of the Congregational Church in Wahpeton read 
the ceremony. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hell, and has spent much of her 
life in this city where she attended the local schools. The young couple will make their 
home here, where many friends will wish them happiness in their married life. 

********** October 3, 1929 

SCHNEIDER - WEIDENFELD 
Miss Susan Schneider and George Weidenfeld were married on Wednesday September 25th, 

at the St. Boniface Church in Lidgerwood LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

*********** October 3, 1929 

COUPLE UNITED IN HOLY WEDLOCK 
A very pretty wedding took place on Wednesday, the 16th, at St. Peter and Paul's CHurch 
of Mantador, ND., Rev. H. Wilkes, officiating at the nuptial mass at 9 o'clock, when Miss 
Julia Gaukler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gaukler, became the bride of Arnold Reinke, 
of Hankinson. 

The bride was gowned in a dress of white and Spanish lace and wore a cap effect veil 
and wreath. Her only ornament was a pearl necklace, a gift of the groom, and carried a 
bridal bouquet of roses and lillies of the valley. The groom wore the conventional blue. 

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They were attended by Miss Rose Gaukler, sister of the bride, who wore a powder blue dress 
with accessories to match and carried a bouquet of pink and white carnations. Raymond Reinke 
brother of the groom was best man. The flower girl was Elaine Allain, and the ring bearer 
was Helen Marie Gaukler. Both girls were dressed in white. 

The wedding procession entered to the strain of Lowell's wedding march, played by Miss 
Anna Biegal. After the ceremony a reception followed at the home of the bride's parents. 

The happy couple left for parts in Minnesota, and will be at home to their friends after 
the 25th of October. ********** October 17, 1929 

BEITO - MEDENWALDT WEDDING SATURDAY 

Miss Bertha Beito and Ewald Medenwaldt were united in Holy Wedlock, Saturday afternoon, 
at the Lutheran Church in Hankinson, Rev. Klausler performing the sacred ceremony. Only the 
nearest relatives of the contracting parties were in attendance. In a very impressive service 
the bridal couple was led to the altar by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Medenwaldt, preceded by the 
little niece of the bride, acting as flower girl. 

Following the ceremony a sumptuous wedding supper was served at the home of the bride's 
parents. The bride is a very popular young lady of New Effington, and for the past few years 
has been a teacher in the public schools north of this city. The groom is a son of Mr. and 
Mrs. A. W. Medenwaldt, an industrious and well liked young man. 

The newlyweds left Monday, via auto, for a honeymoon trip which will be spent at points 
in Iowa. The will be "at home" to their many friends after their return on the old Herman 
Bellin place. ********** October 2A, 1929 

The marriage of Miss Emma Sherma and Frank Hlavnicka took place at St. John's Church 

on Wednesday morning in Lidgerwood. 

********** October 24, 1929 

CLIPPINGS FROM PRESS Miss Alice Berndt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Berndt and 

Arthur Hoeft, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ottelia Hoeft, both of Great Bend were married at 5 o'clock 
last Wednesday afternoon at the parsonage of the Evangelical Church, by Rev. Schroeder. 

********** October 31, 1929 

A wedding took place in the hall on the Matijeck farm on Wednesday evening for Alfred 

Klosterman, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Klosterman, near Tyler, and Keeny, of Wahpeton, who 

were married that day at Wahpeton. The groom is employed at that place. Friends extend con- 
gratulations to the young couple. 

********** November 7, 1929 

BELLIN - BUNTIN 

The marriage of Frank Buntin, of this city, and Miss Adele Bellin, took place at the 
home of Frank Hobza in Minneapolis on Saturday evening at 7:30 PM. The bride was attended 
by Miss Fern Hobza as bridesmaid and the groom by James Pease as best man. 

The ceremony was performed in the presence of the relatives and a few intimate friends 
of the contracting parties. 

The wedding wupper was served by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hobza, uncle and aunt of the newly- 
weds . 

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The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Bellin, who reside south of this city, 
and has taught in this vicinity. The groom has grown to manhood in this city and is well 
known in the circle of young folks here. He is employed in Minneapolis, where they will 

make their home and have the best wishes of many frieds. LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

********** November 7, 1929 

GLEANED from NEARBY PAPERS Elizabeth Honl, daughter of Mrs. H. Honl of Lidgerwood, 

was married to Charles Wraith, of Anaconda, MT., on Oct. 18th. 

********** November 7, 1929 

POPULAR COUPLE WEDDED TODAY 
Miss Frieda Schultz and Henry Bladow stole a march on their many friends when they were 
quietly married at the Lutheran parsonage this afternoon by Rev. J. P. Klauser at 1 o'clock. 

Theo Bellin, a cousin of the groom, and Miss Lydia Schultz, sister of the bride were 
the witnesses. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gustav Schultz, a respected and well 
liked young lady, and the groom an industrious and competent young man. 

The newly weds left immediately following the ceremony by car for a short honeymoon 
which will be spent at points in Minnesota. They will return in two weeks and be at home 
to their friends in Hankinson. 

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Bladow extend congratulations and best wishes for 
their future happiness and prosperity. 

********** November 21, 1929 

GAUKLER - OSLER 
The marriage of Miss Frances Gaukler and Tony P. Osier took place in St. Boniface Church 
on Tuesday morning at Lidgerwood. The bride was attended by Catherine, her sister, as brides- 
maid and the groom by Joseph Gaukler. The newlyweds will reside on the Oster farm near Wah- 

peton. ... LIDGERWOOD MONITOR ********** « v oi io->n 

r ********** November 21, 1929 

HOFFMAN - SMOGARD WEDDING 
A wedding of interest took place on Tuesday, November 12th, at the home of the bride's 
sister, Mrs. Steve Rorvig, at Blanford, ND., when Miss Ida Smogard and B. M. Hoffman were 
united in marriage in the presence of a few relatives and intimate friends. The bride has 

been employed at the Big Store for nearly a year FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... 

********** November 21, 1929 

MARRIED 
William Weiber and Mrs. Helen Hoops, both of this city, surprised their friends on Sat- 
urday by driving to Sisseton and being quietly married. They returned that evening and are 

preparing to begin housekeeping in a residence on the east side LIDGERWOOD MONITOR.... 

****** **** November 28, 1929 

GLEANED FROM NEARBY PAPERS WEDDING BELLS 

The marriage of Leo Wettstein and Wawers took place on Wednesday at St. Anthony 

Church, Rev. Father performing the ceremony. The young couple have many friends in this 

community who wish them happiness and prosperity. 

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The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wawers and the groom is the son of Mr. 

and Mrs Wettstein. FAIRMOUNT NEWS 

********** December 5, 1929 

Report has been received here of the marriage of Nina Emerson Nims at Detroit Lakes, 
but no details have been received. 

********** December 5, 1929 

GLEANED FROM NEARBY PAPERS 

BUNTIN - AARFOR Miss Goldie Buntin and Odin Aarfor, both of this city, were married 

at Wahpeton last week and have returned to this city to reside. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Buntin and the groom is the son of Mr. 
Ole Aarfor. Mrs. Aarfor has been engaged in teaching school in this county and Mr. Aarfor 

has been employed with his father in road grading. LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

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WAGNER - KOCOUREK Miss Catherine Wagner and George Kocourek, both of this city, stole 

a march on their friends by going to Wahpeton last Saturday and being quietly married. 

Both of the young people are well known in this city and community and have a host of 

friends who wish them the best for the future. LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

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MARRIED . . . .Announcement has been received in this city of the marriage of Ben Gereszek 
of this city and Miss Alice White of Moville, IA. The event took place on November 27th, 
The announcement also states that the newly weds will be at home at Lidgerwood, ND., after 
January 1st. 

Mr. Gereszek went to Iowa last fall to work and has been employed there during the 

fall season. LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

********** December 12, 1929 

BERNIECE IDE BECOMES BRIDE OF ALBIN GAJER 
Bernice Elaine Eide, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eide, and Albin J. Gajer, young- 
est son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gajer, were married on Tuesday evening at 6:30 PM at the home 
of the bride's parents, in the presence of the immediate families of the bride and groom. 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS ********** December 19, 1929 

MARRIAGE LICENSES 
On December 12th a marriage license was issued to Harry A. Sprague, of Fairmount, and 
Bernice Hagenson, of Veblen, by Roy Vriem, clerk of the court. 

********** December 26, 1929 

MARRIED 
Miss Myrtle Evenson and John Skovold were married on Thursday, in the Norwegian Luther- 
and Church parsonage at Dwight. The ceremony was performed at 3 o'clock PM with Rev. Knut- 



son officiating. ********** 



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KEPT WEDDING SECRET 'TILL NOW 

Friends were pleasantly surprised to learn of the marriage of Miss Floy Burcham and Mr. 
Kermit Oliver, which occurred in the Moorehead Grace Methodist Church, last October 10th, 
Rev. Seiger conducting the service. 

The couple slipped away and were married and succeeded in keeping the wedding secret 
until this week, when they made the announcement. 

Mrs. Oliver is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Burcham of this city, and accomplished 
and admired young lady, raised and educated in this city, and is now teaching school at Edin- 
burg, ND. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Oliver, of New Effington and is prin- 
cipal of the Alice, ND., schools. 

Both the contracting parties have a host of friends here and at New Effington to wish 
them happiness galore in their wedding life. 

********** January 2, 1930 

WEDDING BELLS 

The marriage of Miss Johanna Vergeldt and Mr. Peter J. Piechowski was solemnized in 

St. Nickolous Church at Rosholt, Tuesday morning, Jan. 1st, 1930, at 10:30 AM. Rev. Father 

Lang assisted by Father Schuster of Sisseton and Father Burrens of Fairmount, performed the 

ceremony, which was preceeded by Solemn High Nuptial Mass. The New Effington choir sang the 

mass. ...NEW EFFINGTON RECORD January 30, 1930 

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TWO COUPLES UNITED IN MARRIAGE 
Zietlow - Bohn 

Ralph Bohn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Bohn, Great Bend, and Miss Martha Zietlow, daugh- 
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zietlow, of Hankinson, were married at 3 o'clock Wednesday after- 
noon by Rev. J. P. Klausler. They were attended by the bride's brother, Leonard, and the 
groom's sister, Myrtle Bohn. 

The bride was gowned in a beautiful silk flat crepe dress and the bridesmaid wore a 
tan georgette dress. A 6 o'clock reception dinner was served to a few friends and relatives. 

The newlyweds will make their home with the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Zietlow. 
Their many friends wish them a happy married life. 

********** February 6, 1930 

FIGGE - ANDERSON 

Miss Anna Figge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Figge, of Hankinson and Hans Anderson 
of Rosholt, were united in marriage on Wednesday, February 5th at the Lutheran parsonage, 
Rev. Faulk performing the ceremony. The bride's attendant was Dorothy Uirtz, of Hankinson, 
and the groom's best man was Roily Anderson, a brother of the groom. 

The bride was charmingly attired in a Copenhagen blue gown and carried a bouquet of 
roses, and Miss Wirtz wore, for the occasion, a Monet blue dress and carried a pretty bouquet. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the bride's parents 's home. Mr. and Mrs 

Anderson will make their future home on a farm near Rosholt and their many friends extend 

congratulations and wishes for their happiness. February 6 1930 

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YOUNG COUPLE MARRIED AT SISSETON TUESDAY 
At the Catholic Church in Sisseton on Tuesday, occured the marriage of Miss Eleanor 
Harrington, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Harrington, of Grant Township, to George 
Burcham, of Rosholt. The young couple are well known and have many friends in Browns 
Valley and vicinity who will wish them the best of fortune in their marial venture. 

********** February 6, 1930 

TWO COUPLES MARRIED DURING WEEK 
Stourch - Krause 
A wedding which united two prominent young people of this community occurred on Monday 
evening at 8 o'clock, when Rev. Cordts, at the Belford Lutheran Parsonage spoke the holy 
words which united in marriage, Miss Alice Stough and Mr. Herbert Krause. Witnesses were 
Miss Joanna Hall and a sister of the groom. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Stough, of Hankinson, and is a graduate 
of last year's High School class. Mr. Krause is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krause of north 
of Hankinson, and is engaged in agricultural pursuits. 

The newlyweds left the next morning for Minneapolis where they will spend a short honey- 
moon, after which they will be at home on their farm north of town. 

The young couple have the sincere wishes of a host of friends for health and happiness 

in their wedded life. j .j.j. j . J u J . j . J l J . „ , ,-, , ~™ 

********** February 13, 1930 

SHEA - BROWN 

Mrs. Madge Shea and Mr. Art Brown were united in marriage at Wahpeton on Thursday of 

last week, Father Janda performing the ceremony. 

Both the contracting parties are respected residents of our city and have a host of 

friends who extend congratulations. They are at home at the Shea home in this city. 

********** February 13, 1930 

In last week's issue the name is Andresen, and not Anderson, which should have been 
in the Figge - Andresen writeup. 



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STACK - THOMPSON NUPTIALS SUNDAY 

Miss Corrine Thompson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thompson, and Walter Stack, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Stack, were quietly married on Sunday at k o'clock at the A. K. Thompson 
home by Rev. J. H. Meier. 

The witnesses of the ceremony were Miss Amy Thompson, sister of the bride, and Mr. 
Edwin Stack, brother of the groom. 

The bride wore a white georgette dress and carried a bouquet of brides roses. The 
groom wore a conventional blue suit. 

Rev. Meier sang a solo, "Because." A 5 o'clock dinner was served to immediate relatives 
after which the happy couple left for Fargo. 

Both the bride and groom are popular young people of this city, and they have a host of 
loyal friends, who extend congratulations and sincere wishes that their wedded life be filled 
with a full measure of health and happiness and prosperity. March 13, 1930 

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WEDDINGS WERE KEPT SECRET 

Friends in Hankinson will be surprised to learn of the wedding of Mr. Ed Granell and 
Miss Ruby Sherman, which occurred last fall at the Congregational Church in Moorhead, MN. , 
and was kept secret until last week, when the couple notified their friends and relatives 
in this city. 

The bride resided with her grandmother, Mrs. Marvin, and is a graduate of the Hankin- 
son High School Class of 1928, and also attended the Valley City Normal. She is a very 
popular lady with the younger social set and much admired by the people of her acquaintance. 

Mr. Granell is a son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Granell, a young man who has been raised in 
this community. He is a graduate of the Hankinson High School Class of 1922. He attended 
the Univ. of Minnesota, and graduated as bachelor of Business Administration. He is a mem- 
ber of the Alpha Kappa Si Fraternity. 

Mr. and Mrs. Granell are now in Minneapolis, having moved there on April 2nd, and where 
they will make their future home. That their married life be happy, healthful and prosperous 
is the wish of our people. ********** April 1?> 1930 

LESTER THAYER KEEPS MARRIAGE SECRET 3 MONTHS 

January 11th, 1930, is three months past in history and still it was brought back this 
week when Lester "Tack" Thayer, advised his folks that he had become a benedict on that day 
and that the honeymoon would last forever. 

The girl of his choice was Miss Opal Burcham, daugher of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Burcham, 
of Hankinson, ND., whom Mr. Thayer met while employed in that city two years ago. The bride 
is a graduate of the High School in her home city and also of a business college in Fargo 
and visited at the Thayer home in this city on several occasions and won many friends through 
her very charming personality. 

Lester is a Valley City boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Thayer, and a graduate from the 
local high schools. He then attended the S. T. C. and the State University and for the past 
several seasons has played professional baseball in the summer and is at present engaged as 
a salesman for the Fitger Co., of Duluth, MN., with headquarters at Wahpeton. 

Lester is one of the finest and most likeable young men who have ever entered business 
after growing to manhood in this city. He is making a good record with his company and 
though congratulations are belated. .. -because the newly weds kept the date so long. .. .still 
they are most cordial from their many friends in which this paper joins. 

The ceremony was performed at Moorhead by Rev. Frederick Errington, pastor of the Con- 
gregational Church at Moorhead, MN Valley City Times.... 

********** April 17, 1930 

GREAT BEND COUPLE WEDDED 

Miss Hazel Sedler and Paul Bohn, of Great Bend, were married on Tuesday in Fargo, at the 
parsonage of the Evangelical minister. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Boelke, of Great Bend, and is a popular 
and greatly admired young lady of that community, where she has grown to womanhood. The 
groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. C. Bohn, and is an industrious and competent agriculturist. 

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The happy couple left, following the ceremony, for Minnesota, where they will spend 
their honeymoon, and upon their return, will reside on a farm near Great Bend. 

The newlyweds have friends in both Hankinson and Great Bend who extend congratulations 
and their sincere wishes that happiness follow them in their journey through life together. 

********** April 17, 1930 

Word was received here last week by Mrs. D. Meide of the marriage of her sister, Miss 
Edna Pelvit, to Mr. Otto Berg, of Stillwater, MN. They will make their home on a chicken 
farm near Stillwater. ********** Mav lstj j^q 

LIDGERWOOD NEWS The marriage of Miss Catherine Neiber and Mr. Reginald Taylor took 

place at St. Boniface Church on Wednesday morning, April 22nd, Rev. Duerr officiating. 

********** May 1st, 1930 

Word was received here of the marriage of Ervin H. Wirth to Miss Tess Marie Hemerle, 
both of Milwaukee, WI., on Saturday, May 3rd. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman 
Wirth, formerly of this city, and has a host of friends inthis vicinity who extend hearty 
congratulations. ********** May 3^ 1930 

DUWENHOEGGER - FOERST 

Miss Elizabeth Duwenhoegger, of Mantador and Erwin Foerst, of Wisconsin, were married 
at Mantador on Tuesday and the event was duly celebrated at the family home of the bride. 

The newlyweds will reside in Wisconsin, with the best wishes of many friends. 
...LIDGERWOOD NEWS ********** May 29, 1930 

TYLER WEDDING 
Licenses to wed have been granted to Gilbert W. Koppleman and Elfrieda M. Schradieck 
and to Elroy H. Koppelman to Esther Schradieck, all of the Tyler community. The two ladies 
are sisters and the two gentlemen are brothers. 

********** j une 5 t 1930 

LIDGERWOOD COUPLE WEDDED 
The marriage of Miss Mathilda Bartuneck to Mr. Henry Thielman took place at the St. 
John's Church on Wednesday, Rev. Turek officiating. The bride was attended by Miss Hulda 
Fust, of Cayuga, as bridesmaid and the groom by Frank Bartunek, a brother of the bride, as 
best man. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bartunek, of this city, and the 
groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Theilman, also of this city. The young folks have a 
host of friends who wish them the best for the future. 

********** June 12, 1930 

LIDGERWOOD. .. .A shower was held at the Dave Alfain, Jr., home on Tuesday evening in 
honor of Miss Agatha Duerr who is soon to become a bride. 

********** June 12 , 1930 

A miscellaneous shower was given at the John Stoltenow, Jr., home on Monday evening in 
honor of their daughter, Viola, who will be the bride of Otto Klawitter in the near future. 
A big crowd was present. ********** June 12> 1930 

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POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE MARRIED 
Gustman - Ziegelman 
A very pretty wedding was solemnized on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 PM at the Emmanuel 
Evangelical Church when Miss Lila Gustmann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gustmann, of Hank- 
inson, ND., became the bride of Mr. Carl G. Ziegelman, son of Mrs. Carl Ziegelman, of Great 
Bend, Rev. Meier officiating. 

The attendants were: Miss Mabel Gustmann, sister of the bride, Miss Beatrice Salzwedel, 
cousin of the bride and Donald Brandt, nephew of the groom and Harry Gustmann, brother of 
the bride. 

The bride wore a dress of all beaded silk georgette crepe with a white cap effect veil 
and carried a bouquet of roses, carnations and ferns. The bridesmaid wore a dress of pink 
georgette, and carried a bouquet of roses, peonies and ferns. The groom and his attendants 
wore the conventional blue. Color schemes were carried out in pink and white. 

A 5 o'clock dinner was served to 175 guests at the home of the bride's parents. Wait- 
resses were the Misses Hannah Gustmann, Gertrude Krause and Mildred Lundstrom, of Wheaton, 
MN., and Claire Menge, of Collis, MN. They wore pink crepe paper aprons trimmed in yellow. 
The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gustman, a very popular young lady, who 
was educated and grew to womanhood in Great Bend. The groom is a son of Mrs. Carl Ziegel- 
man and is engaged in agricultural pursuits. 

The young couple will make their home at the home place of Mr. Ziegelman, where they 
will go immediately. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ziegelman have a host of friends, in the Great Bend and Hankinson communities 
who extend congratulations and best wishes for their future happiness. 

********** June 19, 1930 

DOUBLE WEDDING CELEBRATED 
A very pretty wedding took place on Pentecost Sunday afternoon at the St. John's Luth- 
eran Church when the Misses Elfrieda and Esther Schradieck, daughters of Henry Schradieck, 
became the brides of Gilbert and Elroy Koppleman, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Koppleman, of 
near Great Bend, at a double wedding ceremony. The church was very prettily decorated with 
many baskets of flowers. The attendents for Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Koppleman were Leona Kopp- 
elman, John Bohn and Theodore Koppleman, all of Great Bend, and Miss Ema Blumer, of Fargo, 
and the attendents for Mr. and Mrs. Elroy Koppelman were Elmer Schradieck and Beonca Neuman, 
the latter from Wheaton, Ewalt Koppelman of Great Bend and Grace Erstad of Galchutt, the . 
latter' s sister, Lillian, played the wedding marches. 

The wedding party entered the church taking their places at the altar as follows: the 
ushers, Theodore and Ewalt Koppelman, cousins of the grooms, the bridesmaids, Elma Blumer 
and Grace Erstad, friends of the brides, then from back of the altar came Gilbert Koppelman 
and bestman, John Bohn and Elroy Koppelman, and best man, Elmer Schradieck, the brides' bro- 
ther, then the maids of honor, Leona Koppelman, the grooms sister and Beonca Neuman, a fri- 
end of the brides, following were Raymond Schradieck, little brother of the brides, who 
carried the wedding rings in the heart of a lily. Little Dorothy Wiebusch, cousin of the 

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brides scattered petals in the path of the brides who immediately followed together, 
meeting their husbands at the altar. They wore white flat crepe dresses, princess style, 
wore white tulle veils with orange blossoms, head bands and carried white shower bouquets. 
The little flower girl wore a dress of peach color flat crepe. The maids of honor were 
gowned in lavender and bridesmaids wore pale green. All carried bouquets of flowers. 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ponath, cousins of the grooms sang "I Love You Truly," and "Wonder- 
ful Love." They were accompanied on the organ by the former's sister, Miss Effie Ponath. 
A reception was held right after the ceremony at the home of the brides for the bridal party, 
immediate relatives and a few friends also being present. Immediately after the luncheon 
the two couple left on a honeymoon trip to different points in Minnesoat. 

Their many friends extend congratulations. . . . .WAHPETON GLOBE 

********** June 19, 1930 

Dr. and Mrs. J. Stibel, of Plattsmouth, NB., returned to their home Saturday after a 
short wedding trip to the former's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stibal, of this city. 

LIDGERWOOD NEWS ********** June 19> 19 3 

WEINKAUF - KUTTER WEDDING AT HAMMER 

Miss Bertha Weinkauf and Mr. Clarence Kutter were united in matrimony at the Hammer 
Church on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Meier conducted the wedding ceremony. 

Miss Emma Weinkauf, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid and John Kutter was best man. 
The bride was adorably gowned in a green all silk georgette dress, with a beautiful veil and 
wreath. Her attendant was attired in all silk flat crepe. The groom and best man wore the 
conventional suits. 

Following the wedding ceremony, the newlyweds left for Detroit Lakes, MN., where they 
will spend a short honeymoon, and on their return will make their home in the home community 
wouth of town. 

Both Mr. and Mrs. Kutter have many friends in this community who wish for them a happy 

journey through life together. 

********** June 26, 1930 

DUERR - GAUKLER 

The marriage of Miss Agatha Duerr and Alois Gaukler, both of Duerr Township, took place 
at St. Boniface Church on Wednesday morning, June 18th, Rev. Duerr officiating. The bride 
was attended by her sister, Miss Helen Duerr as bridesmaid and the groom by his brother, 
John Gaukler as best man. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Duerr and the groom, a son of Mr. A. F. 
Gaukler and both families have resided in the same neighborhood in Duerr Township many years. 

The young folks are well and favorably known in this locality and have many friends 

who are pleased to extend their greetings LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

********** j une 26, 1930 



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WEDDING CEREMONY WEDNESDAY 

Miss Amila Marohl and Mr. Fred Ellis were united in marriage at the Lutheran Church, 
Hankinson, on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Klausler conducted the wedding ceremony. 

Miss Tillie Marohl, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid, and John Ellis was best man. 
The bride was gowned in a maize all silk flat crepe dress and carried a bouquet of yellow 
roses, her attendant wore a peach all silk flat crepe dress, the groom and the best man wear- 
ing conventional suits. 

Following the wedding ceremony the guests were served a 5 o'clock dinner at the bride's 
home. Twenty five families attended. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Marohl. Mr. Ellis is a son of Mr. and 

Mrs. Sam Ellis. Both have many friends in this community who wish for them a happy journey 

through their married life. 

********** j u ly 3, 1930 

LIDGERWOOD NEWS WEDDINGS Miss Josephine Haas and Mr. Oswin Schmidts, of Golva, ND 

ND., were married at the St. Boniface Church on Tuesday morning. 

Miss Lillian G. Mieson and Mr. Wm. J. Barisch were married at Missoula, MT., on June 
18th. ********** July 3, 1930 

HAAS - SCHMIDTZ 

A wedding that took place at 8:30 AM., Tuesday in St. Boniface Church in this city 

was that of Miss Josephine Elizabeth Haas, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Haas, when she 

became the bride of Oswin C. Schmidtz, of Golva, ND., with Rev. P. A. Duerr performing the 

ceremony LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

********** July 3, 1930 

MCLAIRD - BREDVIK 

Ruby Mc Laird and Arnold Bredvik were married by Rev. 0. 0. Hafstad at the Zion parson- 
age at 5 o'clock PM., Wednesday, June 25th, 1930. Mr. Garfield Bredvik and Miss Lorraine 
Beito were the attendants. 

The groom is one of the fine young men who have grown to manhood in this neighborhood. 

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Bredvik, a pioneer family, and is at present conducting 

his father's farm: EFFINGTON RECORD 

********** July 3, 1930 

GREAT BEND COUPLE WED ON TUESDAY 

Miss Viola Stoltenow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Stoltenow, became the bride of 
Otto Klawitter, of Mantador vicinity at a church wedding on Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. 
Schumacher officiated. 

The bride wore a gown of white satin and lace with veil and wreath and carried a bou- 
quet of roses and lily of the valley. 

The brides attendants were Amelia Stoltenow, a sister of the bride, and Helen Klaw- 
itter, a sister of the groom. They were attired in lavender gowns. The grooms attend- 
ants were Ewald Klawitter and Ernest Stoltenow. 



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The flower girls, Doris Stoltenow and Edna Klawitter, were dressed in white and carried 
a basket of flowers which were strewn in the path of the bride. 

The groom and his attendants wore blue suits WAHPETON GLOBE 

********** July 10, 1930 

LIDGERWOOD NEWS WEDDING. .. .Miss Elizabeth Facktor, of this city, and Mr. Otto Loe- 

ssin, of Milbank, SD., mechanic at the Snilder Garage, were married in Sisseton on July 3rd. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Facktor. She wore a dress of printed geo- 
rgette and hat to match. The couple took a trip to Milbank, Ortonville and other parts of 
Minnesota and South Dakota. ********** July 10, 1930 

POPULAR COUPLE UNITED IN MARRIAGE 

Margie Scribner and Rudolph Hoefs were united in the holy bonds of matrimony at the 
Lutheran Church in Wahpeton, Wednesday afternoon, July 10th, at 3 o'clock, Rev. Becker per- 
forming the ceremony. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Scribner and has grown to womanhood in 
this city. She is a graduate of the Hankinson High School, class of 1927. Following her 
graduation she worked in the Hankinson Drug Company, then attended school at Valley City 
for one summer after which she spent last year teaching near Hankinson. 

Mr. Hoefs is a salesman for the J. R. Jones, Co., and is well and favorably known all 
over this community. He is active in the work of civic organizations; being a member of the 
Kiwanis, the Legion and the Hankinson band, and has served loyally in all his work. 

Following the wedding ceremony the newlyweds departed on a honeymoon trip, the first 
day of which was spent at Grand Forks and then on to Canada where they spent several days 
at Winnipeg. They returned home Tuesday and as soon as a suitable residence can be had will 
begin housekeeping. 

Mr. and Mrs. Hoefs' many true friends throughout our city and community extend congrat- 
ulations and add their hopes that they enjoy health, happiness and a full share of prosperity 
while traveling life's highway together. 

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A royal charavari was given Mr. and Mrs. Rud. Hoefs on Monday night when many of their 
friends gathered at the Scribner home and gave them a noisy welcome. On Tuesday night the 
citizens joined and gave a second welcome. The newlyweds were placed on a truck and follow- 
ed by the band and citizens paraded up and down the main street. 

Rudy was chained to the truck and dressed in a clown suit, while the bride was reposed 
on a butter tub, a baby buggy and a doll being near at hand. The couple came across hand- 
somely, treats were provided, and they were allowed to return to their home. 

********** July i7 > 1930 

LIDGERWOOD NEWS.... Miss Mary Jackobek and Mr. John Vlosity were married in the St. 
John's Church on Tuesday morning. 

********** July 17, 1930 

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WELL KNOWN GIRL MARRIED 

On Saturday morning, June 28th, in a Minneapolis Church, Miss Lenore Pederson was 
married to Mr. Edwin Moberg of Minneapolis. 

Immediately after the ceremony they left for the bride's home and arrived here the 
same evening. On Sunday, June 29th, the neighbors and friends of the bride gathered at the 
Pederson home and gave her a shower. Many beautiful and useful gifts were presented her. 

On the following day they returned to Minneapolis where they will make their future 
home. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Helmer Pederson, residing north 
of town, and is very highly esteemed by all who know her. For the past eight years she has 
been employed as bookeeper for a large coal company. 

The groom is a resident of Minneapolis and is a city salesman for the Manchester Bis- 
cuit Co., and very successful in his line of business EFFINGTON RECORD.... 

********** j u ly i7 > 1930 

CUPID'S DARTS WIN OVER FOUR 

A. James Dowd and Ella Kath were married at the Lutheran parsonage in Belford, Tuesday 
afternoon, July 22nd, at 1:30 PM. , Rev. Cordts performing the ceremony. The attendants 
were Miss Tillie Jasmer and Harold Voeltz. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kath, and was born and grew to womanhood 
in this city. She is a graduate of the Hankinson High School and the last two years she 
assisted as a clerk in the Variety Store. 

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Dowd, of Winner, SD. He is a graduate of 
the Univ. of South Dakota. At present he is the assistant editor of the Deer River News 
at Deer River, MN. 

Following the ceremony a dinner was served to the immediate relatives after which the 
newlyweds left for Pequot, MN., where they will spend a week at Breezy Point Lodge, after 
which they will be at home at Deer River, MN. 

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HARTLEBEN - ROSSUM 

Friends of Miss Elfrieda Hartleben, of Brightwood, are pleased to extend felicitations 
on her marriage, which happy event was solemnized at the First Lutheran Church in Fargo on 
Tuesday evening of last week. The lucky groom is Clifford Rossum, employed by the Globe- 
Gazette Printing Company at Wahpeton, and the young couple will make their home in that city. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hartleben, of Brightwood Township, where 
she was born and grew to womanhood. She has a host of friends and well wishers in the Hank- 
inson neighborhood. (NOTE: this should be Miss Erna Hartleben not Miss Elfrieda Hartleben) 

********** j u ly 24, 1930 

MILLER - LEINZMIER 

Monday, July 14th, at Breckenridge, MN., occurred the marriage of Miss Marjorie Leeana 
Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Miller, to Mr. Frank Leinzmier. 

The bride is well known in Fairmount and vicinity where she grew to womanhood and her 
many frieds wish her much happiness. They will make their home in Breckenridge. 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS ********** j u l y 24, 1930 

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TWO COUPLES ARE UNITED IN WEDLOCK 
Augdahl - Lundeen 

A very pretty home wedding was solemnized on Tueday, July 29th, when Miss Mabel Aug- 
dahl and Mr. Elmer E. Landeen, were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents 
in Brandon, MN. 

Mr. Landeen is in charge of manufacturing at the Hankinson Creamery, where he has been 
working the past year, and during which time he has proven himself an able and industrious 
young man. Prior to coming to Hankinson, Mr. Landeen was employed at Brandon. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl 0. Augdahl, of Brandon, MN., where she 
grew to womanhood and graduated from the Alexandria High School. During the past two years 
she has been teaching in the Melby, MN., schools. 

The newlyweds, following a reception at Brandon, left for a two weeks honeymoon trip 
which will be spent in Northern Minnesota. 

Mr. and Mrs. Landeen, following their trip, will come to Hankinson and make their home 
in a residence on the south side, and will be at home to their friends after August 25th. 

********** July 31, 1930 

WICKMAN - SMITH 

A wedding which united in marriage a young lady of Hankinson and a Wells County young 
man occurred on Saturday, July 26th, when Miss Elizabeth C. Wickman became the bride of Mr. 
George C. Smith, the ceremony being performed by Rev. Slater at the Congregational Church 
in Heaton. Attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Klough, the latter a sister of of the groom. 

Following the ceremony the couple were entertained at a reception at the home of Mr. 
and Mrs. Klough, at Emerick. Mrs. Smith is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wickman, of 
Hankinson, and since her graduation from the Valley City Normal four years ago, has been 
teaching at Heaton. She has a wide acquaintance in her home city, and is a charming and 
greatly admired young lady. 

The groom is engaged in the hardware and implement business at Heaton and one of that 
city's progressive business men. Mr. and Mrs. Smith, following the reception, came to Hank- 
inson where they spent the week end, Mr. Smith returning on Monday and Mrs. Smith will join 
him later in the week at Heaton where they will be at home after September 1st. 

Hearty congratulations as well as best wishes are extended the newlyweds by Hankinson 
friends. ********** j u l y 31 j 1930 

KRETCHMAN - PROCKNOW WEDDING HELD 

At 8 o'clock this, (Thursday) morning, at the Lutheran Parsonage, Rev. J. P. Klausler 
performed the ceremony that united for life Miss Laura Procknow and Leonard 0. Kretchman. 
The only persons present at the ceremony were Mrs. Procknow and Mrs. Kretchman, mother of 
the contracting parties, and Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Bellin. 

Following the ceremony the newlyweds, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Bellin, left for an 
auto tour that will include, in its itinerary, the Iron Range country of Minnesota, thence 
into the Canadian northwest, and home via Minneapolis. 

The culmination of this romance is of more than ordinary interest to the people of Hank- 
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inson vicinity as the newlyweds have lived here practically all their lives and have scores 
of friends and well wishers throughout the county. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Herman 
Prochnow and has been a member of the telephone office for several years. She is an accom- 
plished young lady, popular with all who know her, and has been active in social life of 
the community . 

The groom is a son of Mrs. George Kretchman and by dint of industry and ability has 
advanced from a minor position in the First National Bank of this city to the cashiership 
of the institution. He is highly respected by everyone and has for several years been a 
leader in civic and social affairs of the city. 

The NEWS joins with a host of friends in extending congratulations and best wishes to 
this worthy young couple. On their return from their honeymoon, Mr. and Mrs. Kretchman will 
go to housekeeping in apartments in the Fonnan residence in this city. 

********** August 7, 1930 

FORMER HANKINSON MAN MARRIED 

The following writeup appeared in the Pasadena, CA. , Star, which tells of the wedding 
of Geo. Woolsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Woolsey, of Hankinson. George was born in Dak- 
ota, and was a graduate of the Hankinson Public Schools. 

Given in marriage by her father, Miss Lucille Gertrude Kohl, became the bride of Geo- 
rge Woolsey, of Long Beach, at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Kohl, of 567 
North Hill Avenue, on Saturday June 21st, at A o'clock. 

The bride was attended by her two sisters, Miss Thelma Kohl as maid of honor, and 
Miss Marie Kohl as bridesmaid. Donald E. Batchman served as best man. 

The bride was lovely in a gown of pink silk net with hat to match; she carried a 
shower bouquet of roses, gardinias, and lilies of the valley. Miss Thelma Kohl wore orchid 
and Miss Marie Kohl blue chiffon; both carried sweet peas. 

Miss Margaret Meyer, a friend of the bride, played the wedding march and also "Sous 
Bois" and "Love, Here is My Heart" before the ceremony. Following the ceremony, which was 
attended only by the family, relatives and intimate friends, a reception was held. 

Mrs. Woolsey is a graduate of U. C. L. A., later receiving her M. A. at Berkeley. She 
is a member of Epsilon Pi Alpha Sorority, and Pi Mu Epsilon Honorary Fraternity. 

Mr. Woolsey is a research chemist and is a Phi Beta Kappa, a member of Sigma Chi and 
Alpha Chi Sigma, Honorary Fraternity. Mr. Woolsey received his B. A. at N. D. Univ., also 
elected to Phi Beta Kappa there and later received his M. A. at Berkeley. 

After a honeymoon, Mr. and Mrs. Woolsey will make their home in Long Beach. 

********** August 21, 1930 

SCHROEDER - PLAN WEDDING 

Word was received here of the marriage of Harry Schroeder to Miss Laura Louise Plan 
at South St. Paul, MN., on Saturday, August 16th. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schroe- 
der of So. St. Paul, formerly of this city. 

********** August 21, 1930 



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WEDDINGS 

Viola Causemaker, formerly of this city and Ted Holten, of Valley City, were married 
in Fargo on Monday. 

Mr. Edward Franta, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Franta, was married in Langdon on Monday. 
The bride and groom left for Minneapolis Monday evening, after which they will return to 
Langdon where Mr. Franta is employed. 

Joe Novotny, of this city, and Miss Myrtle Torgeson, of Starbuck, MN., were married 
on Friday at Starbuck. They left for Los Angeles, Tuesday, where Mr. Novotny is employed. 

********** August 28, 1930 

ROBERT FOELTZ MARRIES 

Robert Foeltz and Miss Grace Harris of Foley, MN., were united in marriage at St. Cloud, 
MN, on Monday evening August 25th. They returned here the next day and will make their 
home here for the present. ********** September 4, 1930 

KOPPLEMAN - STACK NUPTIALS TUESDAY 

Miss Mable Stack and Mr. Geo. Koppleman were united in marriage at the Lutheran parson- 
age in Hankinson on Tuesday morning at 8 o'clock, Rev. Klausler conducting the service. The 
attendants were Myrtle Stack, a sister of the bride and Ervin Stack, who, besides the con- 
tracting parties and the bride's parents, were the only witnesses. 

The bride was charmingly attired in a pink chiffon dress, with shoes to match, and car- 
ried a beautiful bouquet of pink roses. The groom was attired in conventional blue. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Stack, and has grown to womanhood in 
this community. She is a graduate of the class of '24 of Hankinson High School. For five 
years, following her graduation, she taught in a school near Great Bend. The past year 
she has been employed in clerical duties in this city. 

Mr. Koppleman is from near Great Bend, where he has a fine farm, and where he is succ- 
essfully engaged in farming. The newlyweds left immediately following the ceremony, by 
auto, for points in western North Dakota and to Sydney, MT., on a honeymoon trip. 

Mr. and Mrs. Koppleman will be gone about two weeks, and after their return will be at 
home near Great Bend. Friends, and both young people have many of them in this community, 
extend hearty congratulations and with them their wishes for happiness. 

********** September 11, 1930 

BOEHNINC - ROEDER 

Miss Anna Boehning and Ed Roeder were united in holy wedlock on Wednesday, Sept. 10th, 
at 5 o'clock at the Emmanuel Church, Rev. Meier conducting the services. Attendants to the 
bride and groom were Mabel Kutter and Ewalt Kutter. 

The bride was dressed in a pretty tan flat crepe dress with accessories to match. Foll- 
owing the ceremony, the couple left on a wedding trip and after two weeks expect to return 
to Hankinson to make their home. 

Friends extend sincere wishes for a happy journey through life together. 

********** September 11, 1930 

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LIDGERWOOD COUPLES WED 
Frolek - Heley 
Miss Emma Frolek and Mr. James Heley were united in marriage at the St. John's Church 
Re- . J. Tourek officiating. The young couple have resided in this community since child- 
hood and will continue to do so in the future. 

WEDDING 
Miss Marion Eckes, of this city, was married at St. John's Church at Wahpeton on Wed- 
nesday morning, to William Early, of Fargo, Rev. Thiel officiating. 

Miss Edna Peitz was bridesmaid and John Peschel was best man. After the wedding, a 
breakfast was served to the bridal party at the home of Mrs. Miller, an aunt of the bride. 
The bride is well known in this city and has many friends who extend their congratul- 
ations. They will reside at Fargo, where Mr. Early is engaged in business. 

********** September 11, 1930 

SHOWER GIVEN FOR NEWLYWEDS 
A large number of friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Tiegs last Tues- 
day. A linen shower and mock wedding were given in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Westphal, 
who were recently married in this city. A delicious lunch was served at a late hour after 
which all departed wishing the couple many years of happy wedded life. 

********** September 18, 1930 

MARRIAGE 
Rev. R. J. Becker, pastor of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, on Monday united in marriage 
Viola Kadoun and Herbert Mahler, at the home of Edgar Mahler, with Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Mah- 
ler as attendants. 

Following the ceremony a reception was held at the home, after which the newlyweds de- 
parted on a honeymoon trip to Southern Minnesota, and following the trip they will be at 
home with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Mahler, east of town. 

The contracting parties are well known in this community and they have the well wishes 
of all for a life of happiness. 



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LIDGERWOOD. ..: .Miss Anna Bozorasky, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bozorsky, of this 
city, and Mr. John Stule, of Loyalton, SD., were married on Wednesday morning at St. John's 
Church. A wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents to relatives and 
intimate friends of the bridal party. 

********** September 18, 1930 

MARRIAGE VOWS SAID BY FOUR 
Gabbert - Heesch 
Lillian E. Gabbert and Otto Heesch vere united in holy wedlock on Monday morning at 
10:30 o'clock, Rev. Klausler performing the ceremony at the church. The attendants were 
Sadie Heesch and Walter Gabbert and Ann Gabbert and Ruth Gollnick. 

The bride was very prettily gowned in a tan georgette dress, with a beautiful bridal 
veil, and carried a bouquet of yellow and pink roses. The two attendants were beautifully 

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dressed in green dresses. Following the ceremony the newlyweds were guests at a dinner 
at the bride's home, twelve relatives attending. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Gabbert and was born and grew to woman- 
hood in this community. She attended the Hankinson High School and was very popular. 

The groom is engaged in farming and is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Heesch. They left 
after the reception for Britton, SD., where they will spend a short honeymoon with rel- 
atives. Following their return they will be at home on the Wipperman farm south of town. 
Mr. and Mrs. Heesch have many friends in this community who extend the usual felicitations. 

********** September 25, 1930 

KUTZER - BOLL 
Herbert A. Kutzer and Florence Boll, two young people of the Sonora community were 
married on Tuesday at the Catholic Church in Fairmount, the contracting parties are well 
known in Hankinson, where they called Tuesday afternoon. 

********** September 25, 1930 

PROCHNOW - BOHN 
A wedding, which united two young people of Great Bend, occurred this afternoon at a 
very pretty church wedding in Great Bend, Rev. Schroeder joining in matrimony Myrtle Bohn 
and George Prochnow. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Bohn, and a very popular young lady of 
Great Bend. Mr. Prochnow is engaged in farming, and is known as an industrious and cap- 
able young man. 

_They will be at home on the groom's farm near Great Bend. Friends, both in Hankinson 
and Great Bend communities, extend hearty congratulations along with their wishes that 

happiness and health be theirs. 

********** September 25, 1930 

BISEK - POHL 

Bertha Bisek and Edward Pohl were united in marriage on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 
at the Lutheran Church, Rev. Cordts performing the ceremony. Attendants were Mable Pohl 
and Fred Pohl, Alvina Bisek and Wencil Besik. The bride wore a pink flat crepe dress, the 
groom a conventional blue suit. Mr. and Mrs. Pohl are from New Effington. 

********** September 25, 1930 

BUDACK - AHRENS WEDDING HELD 

A pretty wedding took place in the parlors of the Rev. Klausler home on Monday, when 
Miss Elsye Budack became the bride of Mr. Harold Ahrens. The attendants were the sister 
of the groom, Mildred Ahrens and the brother of the bride, "Happy" Budack. 

The bride was very prettily gowned in powder blue chiffon with accessories to match 
and the attendant wore a dress of yellow flat crepe and also accessories to match. 

Following the ceremony the newlyweds were guests at a dinner at the home of the bride's 
parents with relatives attending. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Budack and a popular young lady of the 
Hankinson vicinity. The groom is engaged in farming and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ahrens. 

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Mr. and Mrs. Ahren's many friends join in extending the usual felicitations. 

********** October 2, 1930 

Three applications for licenses to marry were granted to John S. Polansky to Susan A. 
Arth; John P. Arth to Veronica Vaplon; and William H. Lange to Margaret Harles, of Lidger- 
wood. ********** October 2, 1930 

In the report of the Bohn - Prochnow wedding in last week's issue of the NEWS, the 
name of the contracting clergyman whould have been Rev. J. H. Rengstorf and not Rev. 
Schroeder. ********** October 2, 1930 

SHOWER 
A number of relatives and friends entertained at a miscellaneous shower last Sunday 
evening at the Robert Hartleben home in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Rossum. The guests 
enjoyed a pleasant evening of social chat, a program of musical numbers and a mock wedding 
was also staged during the evening. The bride received many beautiful gifts. Delicious 
refreshments were served at a late hour. Mrs. Rossum was formerly Erna Hartleben of this 
city. ********** October 9, 1930 

HARLES - LANGE 
Miss Margaret Harles, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Harles, of this city was 
married to William Lange, son of Henry Lange on Tuesday morning at St. Boniface Church, 
Rev. P. A. Duerr officiating. 

Miss Mary Harles, sister of the bride was bridesmaid and the groom was attended by 

Peter Harles LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

__ ********** October 9, 1930 

NUPTIALS 
On Friday evening, Sept. 25th, at 7 o'clock at the Methodist parsonage in Wahpeton, 
occurred the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Whitehead, to Holger Bertleson, son of Mr. 
and Mrs. Tom Bertleson, Rev. Coombs officiating, using the beautiful ring ceremony. They 
were accompanied by Elmer Whitehead and Helga Bertleson as attendants. ..FAIRMOUNT NEWS... 

********** October 9, 1930 

POPULAR COUPLE SPRING SURPRISE 
Everyone will be surprised to learn of the marriage on Sept. 7th of Miss Hazel Ericson, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Ericson, to Mr. Gilbert Beito, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. 
Beito. The wedding took place on Sept. 7th, at Watertown. Miss Ellen Evenson and Mr. Art- 
hur Greenlund were the attendants and witnesses to the ceremony. ..EFFINGTON RECORD... 

********** October 23, 1930 

TIEGS - MC GRAY WEDDING SUNDAY 
A very pretty church wedding occurred last Sunday, Oct. 26th, at St. John's Church, of 
Belford, when Viola J. Tiegs became the bride of Harold Mc Gray. Rev. Cordts conducted the 
service. 

The bride was attired in a white satin crepe gown, and carried a bouquet of pink roses 
and white snapdragons. The bridesmaids, Inez Mc Gray, sister of the groom, and Delia Goll- 
nick, cousin of the bride, were attired in yellow flat crepe. The groom was attended by 

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Herbert Engleking and Gerhardt Tiegs. The little flower girls, Helen Mc Gray and Verna 
Tiegs, were prettily dressed in orchid crepe, and carried pink and white carnations. 

The bridal party took their places at the altar to the strains of the wedding march 
played by Mrs. Cordts. A six o'clock dinner was served to the guests at the home of the 
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tiegs. The rooms were prettily decorated in yellow 
and white crepe streamers. 

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tiegs, a popular young lady of the 
younger set of this community, and a graduate of Hankinson schools. 

Mr. Mc Gray is engaged in agricultureal pursuits and they will make their home at the 
farm of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mc Gray. 

Mr. and Mrs. Mc Gray have the true wishes of this community that they have many years 
of happiness together, and that a full share of life's prosperity be theirs. 

******* *** October 30, 1930 

FORMER HANKINSON GIRL TO BE MARRIED 

Miss Ruth Neuman, a former Hankinson girl, but now of Lisbon, ND., was honored with a 
miscellaneous shower Sunday evening at the home of Mrs. Wm. Hoefs. Eighty-five of her 
friends and relatives were present. 

Miss Neuman will be married to Mr. Louis Freeman Ellsworth, son of Dr. and Mrs. Ells- 
worth of Forman, ND., the latter part of next month. Whist and rook were played after 
which a very delicious lunch was served. The bride to be received many lovely gifts. 

Miss Neuman has lived in Hankinson several years ago and attended the Hankinson Public 
Schools. Her many friends join in wishing her much happiness. 

********** November 6, 1930 

MARRIAGE LICENSES 

A marriage license was granted, at the clerk's office, to Rudolph Bohn and Anna Witt, 
of Hankinson the past week; also to Jacob Haas and Mary Novak, of Lidgerwood. 

********** November 6, 1930 

POPULAR COUPLES ENTER WEDLOCK 

A surprise shower turned out to be a surprise wedding at the Frank Tiegs farm on Hallo- 
ween night when Herman Tiegs and Miss Johanna Holm entered the holy bonds of matrimony, 
Rev. Cordts conducting the ceremony at the home where hundreds of guests had gathered to 
honor them with a pre-nuptial shower. 

The bride was charmingly attired in a white satin gown, and a bridal wreath, and carr- 
ied a large arm bouquet of roses and lillies. The bridesmaid was the groom's sister, Nina, 
while Orin Olsen was best man. 

The bridal party marched down the stairs in the beautifully decorated home, to the 
bridal alcove where Rev. Cordts said the words which united the couple, using the double 
ring ceremony. 

Immediately following the wedding ceremony, a reception was held at the home, and many 
beautiful gifts were presented to the newlyweds. The balance of the evening was pleasently 
spent in dancing, and an excellent repast was served. 

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The bride is a graduate of Wahpeton High School and for the past year has been teaching 
at Henry Krause school. The groom is a most popular young man of this vicinity where he 
has lived all his life. ********** November 6, 1930 

GREENDALE COUPLE KEEP MARRIAGE SECRET 
A surprise to their many friends came when Laura H. Schroeder, the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. John Schroeder, announced her marriage to Albert C. Muehler on June 25th at Fargo. 
The bride is a very popular young lady and a graduate of the Hankinson High School with 
the class of 1926, and who has been teaching for 4 years. 

The bridegroom is a well known young man and has been engaged in agricultural pursuits 
on his farm, where the couple will make their new home. 

Mr. and Mrs. Muehler have the hearty congratulations of the entire community, and their 
hopes for happiness galore. 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert C. Muehler left Wednesday morning for Huron, SD., where they will 
visit friends and relatives. On their return home they will visit at Wishek, ND. , with the 
latter 1 s sister, Gertrude Schroeder, who is teaching there. 

********** November 6, 1930 

HAASE - GAUKLER 
The marriage of Miss Wilhelmina Haase and Andrew Gaukler, both of this city, took place 
at St. Boniface Church on Wednesday morning, Oct. 29th, Rev. Duerr officiating. 

The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Richard Haase and the groom is a son of Mr. A. F. Gauk- 
ler, Both the young people are well known and have many friends who congratulate them. 

They will reside on a farm in Duerr Township LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

********** November 6. 1930 

LLOYD JACKSON OFF FOR RUSSIA 
Word was received here this week that Lloyd Jackson, son of Mrs. E. 0. Jackson, is to 
be married next week at Chicago, and is leaving for Russia the first of next month. 

Lloyd was reared on a farm in Roberts County and has been employed by the International 
Harvester Company for a number of years. He is very well and favorably known here and we 
feel confident that he is worthy of this important promotion given him by his company. 

In Russia, he is to represent the International people, and will arrive there in time 

for the harvest. R0SH0LT NEWS 

********** November 6, 1930 

WEDDING DANCE 
A free wedding dance was given at the Hammer Hall last Friday evening in honor of the 
newlyweds, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Wig. Mrs. Wig was the former Clara Loessin, daughter of Mr. 
and Mrs. Otto Loessin, of Hammer. Mr. Wig is the manager of the Victoria Elevator at 
Hammer. ********** November 6, 1930 



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COUPLE WEDDED AT MANTADOR 

Miss Tillie Haus, of Mantador, and Carl Heider, of Calio, ND., were married on Tuesday 
at St. Peter and Paul's Church, of Mantador. Fr. Wilkes officiated at the 8:15 AM service. 
The attendants were Miss Lucy Haus, a sister of the bride and a brother of the groom, Mike 
Heider. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Haus, of Mantador, where she has grown 
to womanhood. The groom is engaged in farming at Calio. 

Following the wedding a reception was held at the bride's parents' home, immediate 
relatives being in attendance. Mr. and Mrs. Heider will leave Friday for Calio where they 
will make their future home. 

The young couple have the best wishes of all their friends that their life together 
be a happy one. ********** November 13, 1930 

POPULAR COUPLE UNITED IN WEDLOCK 

A quiet, but pretty wedding occurred on Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock in the Chapel 
of St. Philip's Church, when Miss Stella Brackin became the bride of Mr. George H. Biggs, 
Rev. Jos. F. Studnicka officiating. The attendants were: Miss Dorothy Brackin and Mr. 
George Brackin, sister and brother of the bride. 

The bride wore a gown of russet brown silk lace and crepe, with hat and shoes to match, 
and carried an arm bouquet of Talisman roses and lilies of the valley. The bridesmaid wore 
tan crepe, and carried a bouquet of tea roses and sweetpeas. 

At high noon a wedding dinner was served, immediate relatives attending, following 
which Mr. and Mrs. Biggs left on a wedding trip to Minneapolis. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brackin and a popular young lady with 
the younger social set of the community and a graduate of the Hankinson High School. 

Their many friends extend congratulations and best wishes for happy married life. 

********** November 20, 1930 

VIOLA KINN - NELSON NUPTIALS MONDAY 

Miss Viola Kinn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. Kinn, and a popular Wahpeton girl, 
was married on Monday morning to Arthur Nelson, of Fergus Falls, at a beautiful ceremony 
at St. John's Church. The service was at 10 o'clock, with Rev. Father Thiel officiating 
and Miss Lucille Ambrosich, close friend of the bride, playing the wedding march. 

FARMER GLOBE ********** November 20, 1930 

TWO COUPLES JOINED IN WEDLOCK 
WITTE - HURLEY 

A quiet wedding occurred on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the chapel of St. Phil- 
ip's Church, when Miss Margie Witte became the bride of Mr. John Hurley. Rev. Jos. F. Stud- 
nicka officiated at the ceremony. The attendants were Miss Helen Witte, sister of the 
bride and Gerald Hurley, brother of the groom. 

Immediately after the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to the immediate relatives 
at the home of the bride, after which the couple departed for a short trip to parts unknown. 



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Mr. and Mrs. Hurley will leave for Spokane, WA., on Nov. 30th, where they will make 
their future home. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Witte of this city and is a graduate of 
Hankinson High School and the State Teachers College at Valley City and has taught school 
for five years. 

We extend our best wishes for a happy journey through life for the newlyweds. 

********** November 27, 1930 

BAUER - BERNARD 

A very pretty church wedding was solemnized on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock, when 
Miss Angela Kathryn Bernard became the bride of Gregory Bauer, Rev. F. Studnicka conducting 
the nuptial mass. 

Miss Gertrude Bauer, sister of the groom, was bridesmaid and Leo Bernard, attended the 
groom. The bride was very becomingly attired in a gown of white satin and a beautiful veil, 
carrying a bouquet of yellow bridal roses. The bridesmaid wore a charming dress of coral 
chiffon, and carried a beautiful bouquet. 

A reception breakfast was held at the bride's home near Tyler, attended by only immed- 
iate relatives. The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Bernard, of Tyler, and a 
popular lady of that community. Mr. Bauer is a young man of ability and is engaged in agri- 
cultural pursuits. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bauer left following the reception for points not divulged, and they are 
expected back in a week or ten days. Following their return the newlyweds will make their 
home on their farm southeast of Hankinson. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bauer have a host of friends in their respective communities who extend 
congratulations as well as heartiest wishes. 

********** November 27, 1930 

BRANDENBURG NEWS Mrs. Nina Steffens, Mr. Ted Koppelman and Mrs. Alfred Koppelman 

were attendants at the wedding of Myrtle Meyer and Douglas Johnson at Summit Church on Sun- 
day afternoon. ********** November 27, 1930 

WEDDING UNITES POPULAR COUPLE 

A pretty wedding took place at the church parsonage, Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock when 
Miss Eleanora Bartels, daughter of Mrs. Herman Krause, became the bride of Mr. Alfred Miller 
son of Gustave Miller, Rev. Meier performing the ceremony. 

The bride was attired in a tan georgette dress with a bridal veil and coronet, trimmed 
with beads and rhinestones and carried a bouquet of pink roses. 

The couple was attended by Miss Gertrude Krause, sister of the bride and Mr. John 
Miller, brother of the groom. The bridesmaid wore a tan flat crepe dress and carried a 
bouquet of pink and white carnations. The groom and best man wore conventional blue. 

Following the ceremony a reception dinner was served at the bride's home, with only 
immediate relatives attending. The rooms were decorated with pink and white streamers. In 
the evening a wedding dance was given for the young folks and all present enjoyed a good 
time. The out-of-town guests were: Mr. Herbert Jaeschke and Mr. Andrew Knase, of Long 

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Prairie, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Bartels and Mrs. Wm. Pieper, of Battle Lake, MN. 

The young couple will make their home on a farm near Hankinson. They have the heart- 
iest congratulations of their friends for a long and happy married life. 

********** December 4, 1930 

HANKINSON GIRL WEDDED IN VALLEY CITY 

The following clipping tells of the wedding of a Hankinson girl which occurred last 
week at Valley City: 

Miss Rhoda March, of Valley City, and William G. Kruger, of Tacoma, WA. , were married 
by Judge 0. H. Irgens at the courthouse on November 26th at 2 PM. They were attended by 
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Bascom. The couple will make their home at 552 Eastside Avenue, and 
have the best wishes from their friends for a happy married life. 

********** December 4, 1930 

COUPLE WED AT GREAT BEND 

Miss Florentine Zietlow, daughter of Mr. an Mrs. Bert Zietlow, and Robert Mitzel, son 
of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mitzel, were married at the Lutheran Church on Thanksgiving Day at 
2:30 o'clock, Rev. J. H. Ringstorf officiating. 

The bridal couple were attended by Miss Luella Mitzel and Bennie Zietlow, sister and 
brother of the bride and groom, and two flower girls, who carried snap dragons. 

The bride was attired in a gown of a beautiful shade of maize with accessories to 
match. The bridesmaid wore a coral georgette dress. The bride carried a bouquet of carn- 
ations. Her attendant carried a bouquet of carnations. 

After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. 
and Mrs. Bert Zietlow. A number of young people and relatives were there to help with the 
occasion. ********** December A, 1930 

MC ILWAIN - PAULSON WEDDING TODAY 

A very beautiful wedding took place at 3:30 this afternoon at the Lutheran Church, 
Rev. J. P. Klausler conducting the ceremony, when Miss Ethel Paulson, youngest daughter 
of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Paulson, became the bride of David S. Mcllwain, Jr., eldest son of 
Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Mc Ilwain, of this city. 

The bride proceeded to the altar on the arm of her father. She was gowned in a dress 
of eggshell satin with tulle veil with pearls and orange blossoms. She wore satin slippers 
to match and carried a bouquet of calla lilies. The matron of honor was Mrs. N. A. Kissner, 
sister of the bride. She wore beige chiffon with hat and slippers to match and carried 
ward roses. 

The little bridesmaids, Jean Cox and Kathryn Lane, were dressed in ruffled taffeta 
of green and yellow respectively and carried colonial bouquets of pink carnations and snap 
dragons. The flower girl was Mary Patricia Cox, who was dressed in pink crepe de chine and 
carried a basket of carnations and snap dragons. 

The groom and brother, Clifford, who was best man, wore the conventional blue. The 
volcal soloist was Paul Ohm, and the wedding march was played by Mrs. J. P. Klausler. 

The bride is a graduate of Hankinson High School and has taught several years in this 

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vicinity. The groom was born and raised in this vicinity and has taken over the business 
of his father, who leaves this month for Wahpeton. 

After the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to the bridal couple and the immediate 
relatives at the home of Mr. and Mrs, H, S, Cox, Mrs. Cox is a sister of the bride. The 
rooms were decorated in a color scheme of green and pink. The couple left with the best 
wishes of all their friends for a happy married life. They will visit at Duluth, Minnea>- 
polis and other points in Minnesota. 

Out of town guests at the wedding were: Mrs. Carl Witt of Wahpeton; Mr. and Mrs, N, 
A. Kissner, of Gracevill; Roe and Kathryn Lane; Mr, and Mrs, L, A, Larson, of Battle Lake, 
MN. ********** December 11, 1930 



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ANNOUNCE MARRIAGE AT MOORHEAD 

Miss Sophie Kretchman, daughter of Mrs. George Kretchman, and Mr. Henry Godfredson 
were united in marriage at the Lutheran parsonage at Moorhead on Wednesday, Dec. 24th. 

Miss Kretchman is a graduate of the Hankinson High School and has taught for sev- 
eral years. She has many friends who extend their best wishes for a happy married life. 

The couple left for Minneapolis for a few days and will make their future home at 
Lucca, ND. ********** January 1, 1931 

CUPID'S ARROWS SIGHTED TRUE 

A very pretty wedding took place at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning at the St. Philip's 
Church, Rev. Jos. F. Studnicka officiating, when Miss Margaret Baker, daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Jacob Baker became the bride of Mr. John P. Bommersbach, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John 
Bommersbach of this city. 

The bride wore a white satin dress with tulle veil with orange blossoms. She wore 
satin slippers to match and carried a bouquet of yellow roses. Miss Margaret Baker, of 
Doran, MN., cousin of the bride, acted as bridesmaid. She wore a pink satin dress and 
slippers to match and carried a bouquet of pink roses. Mr. John Baker, brother of the 
bride, acted as best man. The groom and best man wore the conventional blue. 

The young couple were both born and raised in this community. After the ceremony a 
wedding dinner was served to the bridal couple and immediate relatives and a large number 
of friends at the home of the bride's parents. We all extend best wishes for a happy mar- 
ried life to the newlyweds. 

~0ut of town guests at the wedding were: Mr. and Mrs. Peter Baker, of Doran, MN. 

***** ***** January 8, 1931 

TO BE MARRIED AT ST. PAUL SUNDAY 

Word of the approaching nuptials of Miss Gertrude Braufman and Barney Kronick have 
been received in this city. The wedding will occur on Sunday, Jan. 11th, in St. Paul at 
the Hotel Lowry. 

Four hundred people have been invited to attend the marriage ceremony, among whom are 
the personnel of the local Braufman store. 

The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Braufman, of St. Paul, and the groom is 
associated with Mr. Braufman in his business enterprise in this city. 

Following the ceremony the couple will leave for Florida where they will spend their 
honeymoon and upon their return will be at home at Hankinson. 

********** January 8, 1931 

GREAT BEND GIRL MARRIED IN WEST 

Friends of Miss Ruth Neumann, youngest daughter of Mr. 0. W. Newmann, of Riverside, 
CA., will be interested to learn of her marriage to Mr. Louis Freeman Ellsworth, son of 
Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Ellsworth, of Forman, ND. 

The wedding took place on Thursday, Dec. 25th, at the Magnolia Presbyterian Church 
in Riverside, Rev. D. L. MacQuarrie reading the marriage ceremony. 

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The bride is a charming young lady who has made many friends while living in this 
community. The groom is a fine young man with business ability. After a two months 
honeymoon on the Pacific Coast the couple will return to Forman, ND., where the groom is 
the manager of the Pure Oil Co. Their many friends join in congratulations. 

********** January 15, 1931 

WEDDING BELLS RING FOR TWO 
The marriage of Miss Mary Lou Fisher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Fisher, and Frank 
Bonifas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bonifas, of 906 Mountain Street, Aurora, IL. , took 
place on Saturday, Jan. 17th at the Sacred Heart Church in Aurora. The Rev. J. C. Simard 
officiated, using the single ring ceremony. The bride was attended by Mrs. Charles Boni- 
fas, sister-in-law of the groom and Arthur Bonifas, brother of the groom, was best man. 
Jimmy Kelly, nephew of the bridegroom acted as flower boy. 

The bride wore a blue chiffon gown with a silver band in her hair. She carried a bou- 
quet of bridal roses and sweet peas. Mrs. Bonifas wore a gown of green chiffon and carried 
pink sweet peas. 

Dinner was served to members of the families at the home of the parents of the bride- 
groom. The house was decorated in pink and white. A wedding cake with a miniature bride 
and bridegroom formed the centerpiece. The out-of-town guests included the bride's sister, 
Miss Anne, and Mr. and Mrs. William Johnson, of Chicago. Mr. and Mrs. Bonifas have the 
hearty congratulations of their many friends. 

********** February 5, 1931 

TWO COUPLES UNITED IN WEDLOCK 
__ BOLDT - KNAACK 

Miss Delia Boldt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Boldt and Walter Knaack, son of Mr. 
Albert Knaack, were married last Sunday at 7:30 PM. , by Rev. Meier at the parsonage in 
this city. 

They were attended by Miss Elsie Brunkhorst, a friend of the bride and Arthur Boldt, 
the bride's brother. The bride and her maid of honor were both becomingly dressed in blue 
crepe. Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served at the bride's home in honor of 
the couple, guests being Mr. Albert Knaack, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Vedder and daughter, Viola. 
The young couple will make their home on a farm south of Hankinson and they have the 
sincere wishes of many friends that health, happiness and prosperity will be with them 
always. ********** February 19, 1931 

BRUMMOND - MOUER WEDDING MONDAY 
A quiet wedding occurred in the chapel, of St. Philip's Church, on Monday morning, 
Feb. 16th, when Mrs. Margaret Brummond and Mr. Losco Mouer were united in marriage by Rev. 
Fr. Nic Cloos. 

The couple are both well known in this community and plan to make their future home 
here. Their many friends extend congratulations and wish them a happy wedded life. 

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Mr. Clarence Boesen, of Millerville, MN., and Adelaide Lenord, of Eurbank, MN. , were 
married on Tuesday at Eurbank, MN. They are now visiting Henry Lenzen's at Wahpeton. A 
dinner was given in their honor at the Lenzen home. Those present from here were uncle 
and aunt of the groom, Mr. and Mrs. J. Klimek and family. 

********** February 19, 1931 

ANNOUNCE MARRIAGE AT HURON 

Robert A. Aldrich, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Aldrich, of this city and Miss Ethel 
Catherine Roark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Roaxk, of Flandreau, SD., were united in 
marriage at Huron, SD., on Feb. 17th, Rev. D. F. Desmond performing the service. 

Attendants were Florence Roark, sister of the bride and Piatt Conrad. 

The bride was very charmingly attired in a gown of black and grey silk, with hat and 
accessories to match, and carried a beautiful bouquet of sweet peas. 

Following the wedding ceremony the newlyweds were entertained at a wedding breakfast 
by Miss Lucille Gooding, close friend of the bride. 

The groom is a Hankinson young man, who is a graduate of the local High School, class 
of 1927. Following his graduation he attended the A. C. at Fargo for a year then joined 
the employ of the Red Owl Stores and through his application to business received rapid 
promotion. At present he is manager of Red Owl Store No. 2 at Huron, SD. , but he is soon 
to be transferred to Mitchell, SD. 

The NEWS force joins with a large circle of friends in extending congratulations and 
best wishes for a happy married life to the couple. 

********** February 26, 1931 

— RETURN FROM TRIP 

Mr. and Mrs. Lou Gallagher have returned from their wedding trip out west and went 
through on Monday to Bismarck. Mr. Gallagher is now back on his run between Bismarck 
and Hankinson. ********** March 5, 1931 

LIDGERWOOD A bridal shower was held Friday evening in honor of Miss Donelda Best, 

who is to be married soon. The event took place at the Allain residence. About twenty 
girls were present. Many beautiful gifts were received by the bride-to-be. 

********** March 5, 1931 

DONELDA BEST MARRIED MARCH 5 
Miss Donelda Best, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Best, of Lidgerwood, and Mr. Russel 
Philipps, who is employed by the Northwestern Bell Telephone Co., were married Thursday 
afternoon, March 5th. They were married at Breckenridge at the M. E. Church by Rev. T. E. 
Hill. Mr. and Mrs. Logan Best, of Lidgerwood, were witnesses. The bridal couple went to 
Fargo from Breckenridge, where they spent a few days, returning on Monday. 

The couple will be in Hankinson, where the bride is well known, for a few weeks. 

********** March 12, 1931 

ADAH RUE MARRIED 
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ago to learn that she was married to Mr. Roy Robison, of Minneapolis, on February 28th, at 
11 o'clock. She stole a march on her friends and they did not learn of the event until two 
weeks later. Mr. Robison is a musician in Minneapolis. 

********** March 26, 1931 

LAYTON MARRIED IN MINNESOTA 
The following clipping from the FORMAN NEWS tells of the marriage of Richard Layton, 
who at one time was a resident of Hankinson: 

"Friends here received, this week, announcements of the marriage of Richard J. Layton, 
of Delamere, to Miss Edith Hilbron, of Valley City, which took place at Detroit Lakes, MN. , 
on Sept. 5th, 1930. The young couple will reside at Valley City, where the groom is emp- 
loyed on the TIMES- RECORD. Friends extend congratulations. 

********** March 26, 1931 

LIDGERWOOD. . . .Mrs. C. E. Movius returned home this week after having attended the 
wedding of her brother, Donald Dryden. 

********** April 9, 1931 

WILLPRECHT - SHERLOCK 

Mrs. Antonia Willprecht, of this city, and James Sherlock, of Los Angeles, CA. , were 
married at Long Beach, CA. , on Feb. 19th, 1931. Judge Fischer officiated. Mrs. Sherlock 
is well and favorably known in this vicinity. Mr. Sherlock enlisted in the U. S. Navy dur- 
ing the Spanish American War and served on the battleship, IOWA, under Fighting Bob Evans. 
He served in the naby until 1928, retiring as Chief Petty Officer. 
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CLARENCE DENNSTEDT TO MARRY CAROL NORMAN 

Miss Florence Dennstedt has been chosen by Miss Carol Elizabeth Norman, daughter of 
Mr. William 0. Norman, 1514 West Lake St., to attend her as maid of honor at her marriage 
to Mr. Clarence E. Dennstedt, brother of Miss Dennstedt. The Misses Mercedes Bienhofl, . 
Helen Burrows and Marie Klonglas will be her bridesmaids. Mr. Oliver Bloom, of St. Paul, 
will attend Mr. Dennstedt as best man and the ushers will include Messers. Stanley Wood, 
Vernon Box and Walter Kath. 

The ceremony will take place at 8:30 PM in the Temple Baptiste Church with the Rev. 
R. Wilbur Babcock, pastor, officiating. Following the ceremony a reception for 40 guests 
will be held in the church parlors. Mr. Dennstedt and his bride will make their home in 
Minneapolis . MINNEAPOLIS TRIBUNE 

Clarence is a son of Mrs. C. W. Dennstedt, for years a resident of Hankinson. 

********** April 30, 1931 

VIOLA ZIETL0W MARRIED AT GRAND FORKS 
Cards were received by friend here announcing the marriage of Miss Viola Zietlow, 
second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Zietlow, of East Grand Forks, MN., to Mr. Ed- 
ward J. Bolton. The wedding occurred on Sunday, May 17th, at East Grand Forks. 

********** May 14, 1931 

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FORMER HANKINSON GIRL MARRIES IN DENVER 
Word was received this week from Lorena Ward, announcing her marriage to E. A. Sullivan, 
of Denver, CO'., on April 21st, and they are now at Rapid City, SD., where they will make their 
home. Mrs. Sullivan Is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Ward, of this city, and graduated from 
the Hankinson High School in 1927. Since then she has been employed by the Maccabee Lodge in 
the Insurance Dept. Mr. Sullivan is an attorney, practicing at Rapid City. The many friends 
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FALK - POLFUSS WEDDING WEDNESDAY 

Martha D. Falk was united in marriage to Harold G. Polfuss in the Emmanuel Ev. Church 
on Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Attendants were Henry Falk for the groom and Miss 
Norma Weiss for the bride. Only immediate relatives were in attendance at the ceremony 
which was performed by Rev. Meier. 

The bride wore a coral georgette and lace dress, white veil and white shoes and stock- 
ings and carried a bouquet of roses and baby breath. The bridesmaid wore an orchid georg- 
ette dress and tan shoes and carried a bouquet of roses and baby breath. 

Immediately following the ceremony a reception and dinner was tendered the newlyweds 
at the home of the groom's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gust Polfuss. 

The bride is a daughter of Mrs. Fred Falk, and has grown to womanhood in this city, 
where she has a large circle of friends, and is a very accomplished young lady. She attend- 
ed the Hankinson schools. 

Mr. Polfuss is an industrious young man of sterling character and is engaged in agri- 
cultural pursuits. The newlyweds will make their home on the farm north of Hankinson after 
a two week's honeymoon trip which will be spent in Minnesota. 

The many friends of both the bride and groom extend congratulations along with their 
sincere wishes that they may enjoy a happy wedded life. 

********** May 28, 1931 

WEINKAUF - KUTTER WEDDING CEREMONY 

Wedding bells rang for Miss Hilda Weinkauf and Bernard Kutter on Saturday, May 30th, 
Decoration Day, at 2 PM. , at the St. Paul's Church north of Hammer. Rev. Meier conducted 
the services. The bride wore a white crepe chiffon dress and wreath and veil with white 
slippers to match and carried a bouquet of pink roses. The bridesmaid wore a pink geor- 
gette dress. 

The groom and best man were garbed in the conventional blue. The bride was attended 
by her sister, Miss Lillian Weinkauf, and the groom was attended by his brother, Ray Kutter. 
After the ceremony the couple went to the bride's home and supper was served for immediate 
relatives. Rev. Meier and daughter were also present. 

The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. Weinkauf and the groom is the old- 
est son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Kutter. Both are well and favorably known and have a host 
of friends who wish them a happy married life. The wedding was also the bride's birthday 
anniversary. ********** June A, 1931 

FORMER TEACHER TO MARRY 

Miss Eva Rusdal, whose marriage to Geo. B. McMillan is to take place next month is 
the recipient of many social courtesies during the prenuptial days. Mr. McMillan has been 
principal of the Plentywood, MT., schools for the past three years and Miss Rusdal has been 
teaching the primary for two years. Miss Rusdal was a former Hankinson teacher. 

********** June A, 1931 

BRANDENBURG NEWS About 15 people gathered at the Emil Koppelman home Sunday after- 
noon at a miscellaneous shower on John Bohn and Leona Koppelman. They received many beau- 

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tiful gifts. The wedding will be next week. 

********** June 4, 1931 

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Shubert and daughters, Evelyn and Ruth, and son, Elroy, left on 
Monday for Cederburg, WI . , to attend the wedding of Mr. Schubert's niece, Adeline Wheli- 
mine on June 6th. Miss Evelyn is to act as bridesmaid. 

********** June 4, 1931 

GREAT BEND COUPLE MARRIED 
The Emil Koppelman home was the scene of a pretty wedding on Tuesday afternoon at 
2 o'clock, when Leona, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emil Koppelman, became the bride of John 
Bohn, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Bohn. Rev. Rengstorf officiated at the ceremony. 

The bride was beautiful in a white crepe ankle length dress, with net veil and a 
wreath of orange blossoms. She carried pink roses. She was given in marriage by her bro- 
ther, Gilbert. 

Effie Ponath, a cousin of the bride was bridesmaid. She wore a dress of green chiffon 
and carried a bouquet of pink carnations. Dick Bohn, Jr., brother of the groom, attended 
him. Both wore the conventional blue. The wedding march was played by Mrs. Harry Koppel- 
man, a sister-in-law. 

A 6 o'clock dinner was served to forty relatives. The dining room was prettily dec- 
orated in pink, green and white. Three sister-in-laws waited table. 

Both young people have grown up in this vicinity and are highly respected and favor- 
ably known. The community extends them their heartiest congratulations and best wishes. 

********** June 11, 1931 

WEDDED 
John Slecynski and Tecla Sutelya of Geneseo, were united in marriage at St. Martin's 
Church at Geneseo on Monday morning. 

********** June 11, 1931 

TO ATTEND WEDDING IN WISCONSIN 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tiegs and son, Frank, Jr., and daughter, Nina, and Elfrieda Tiegs 
left on Monday for Horicon, WI . , to attend the wedding of their nephew, Herbert Griepentrog 
which will be on June 18th. ********** June 18, 1931 

TEMPLETON - BUCK 
Fred Carl Buck and Miss Leona Ruth Templeton of Fairmount, were married in Wahpeton 
by Judge Burton on Friday afternoon. These young people are from Fairmount and have many 
friends in the Hankinson community. 

********** June 18) 1931 

HELEN WITTE MARRIED SATURDAY 
A very quiet wedding was solemnized on Saturday morning at 9:30 AM at the St. Philip's 
parish house, when Miss Helen Witte, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Witte, became the bride 
of Mr. Ernest Kotchian, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Kotchian, of Lidgerwood, Rev. Studnicka 
performing the ceremony and Marvel White was bridesmaid. 

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The bride wore a bay chiffon dress and slippers and hat to match. Miss Marvel White 
wore a dress of peach organdie and the groom wore the conventional blue. 

Miss Witte is a graduate of the Hankinson schools and a graduate of the S. T. C. at 
Valley City. Mr. Kotchian is a graduate of the Univ. of North Dakota and a member of the 
Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He is principal and coach of Fessenden High School. 

After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served at the home of the bride's parents, 
to the immediate relatives. Following the reception the couple left for a trip to Califor- 
nia. They will go by the southern route and return by the northern states. 

Mr. and Mrs. Kotchian will be at home on their return at Fessenden where he will teach 
the coming year. 

Their many friends extend felicitations along with their wishes for happiness. 

********** June 18, 1931 

NEWLYWEDS INJURED IN AUTOMOBILE WRECK 

Wedded in the morning and in the hospital with a broken arm in the evening was the 
lot of Miss Luella Goff, of Rutland, who was married to Alphonse Kulzer, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. Joe Kulzer, of Dumbar Township, at 8 o'clock on Monday morning. The wedding took 
place at Cayuga, Father Sullivan officiating. 

In the afternoon the happy couple commended their honeymoon trip by auto and were on 
their way to Devils Lake. A few miles south of Valley City they collided with a gravel 
truck and were hurled into the ditch, with the result that the bride suffered two fract- 
ures of her arm and numerous bruises, while the groom escaped with minor bruises. The 
Chevrolet coupe in which they were riding was a total wreck. . .MILNOR TELLER. . . . 

— ********** June 18, 1931 

MISS EVELYN STITELER MARRIES MARVIN J. HUCKLE 

The Stiteler residence was the scene of a very beautiful home wedding on Tuesday, 
June 9th, at 6 PM., when Evelyn Frances, the oldest daughter of Mrs. Christine Stiteler 

became the bride of Marvin James Huckle LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

********** June 18, 1931 

PESCHEL - PEITZ WEDDED WEDNESDAY 

Mr. John Peschel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Peschel, of Wahpeton and Miss Edna 
Peitz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Peitz, of this city, were married at a nuptial 
mass on Wednesday morning, June 24th, at 9:30, Rev. Jos. F. Studnicka officiating at the 
ceremony. Pink and white flowers were used on the altars and in the sanctuary. 

The attendants were Mr. Cyril Peschel, a brother of the groom and Miss Frances Peitz. 
Miss Frances was attired in a gown of flowered chiffon in peach color and a large Copen- 
hagen blue hat. She carried Talisman roses. The bride's gown was of shell pink d'espirit 
with jacket of turquoise blue taffeta. She wore a pink hat and carried a bouquet of sweet- 
heart roses and iliies of the valley. 

At eleven o'clock a wedding breakfast was served at the residence of Mrs. J. P. Cunn- 
ingham, at which only the immediate relatives were present. Mr. and Mrs. Peschel left 

shortly afterwards for a motor trip through Yellowstone Park. 

********** June 25, 1931 

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GOOLSBEY - DRAHEIM 
On Friday of last week, Miss Ellen Goolsbey and Richard Draheim drove to Wahpeton 
and were married, stealing a surprise on their many friends. . . .LIDGERWOOD MONITOR.... 

********** June 25, 1931 

SOUTHWEST NEWS. .. .Invitations are out for the wedding shower to be held on June 21st 
at the Harry Kutter home in honor of their daughter, Mable, who is to be a bride on June 
29th. ********** June 25, 1931 

WEDDING BELLS RING FOR FOUR 
THEEDE - TURBEC 
Adolph Theede, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Theede, of Sonora, and Miss Donna Turbec, 
of Fairmount, were united in marriage at the St. Anthony Church at Fairmount, Tuesday, 
June 30th. 

Both young people are highly respected in their home communities and have a great 
many friends in Hankinson who extend heartiest congratulations. Mr. Theede attended 
high school in Hankinson. Mr. and Mrs. Theede will make their home with is parents. 

********* * July 2, 1931 

COPPIN - POHL 

A very pretty wedding occurred Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Lutheran Church, 
Rev. J. P. Klausler officiating, when Miss Mable Pohl, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry 
Kutter, became the bride of Mr. Vern Coppin, a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Coppin. The attend- 
ants were Cleve Coppin and Herbert Pohl, brothers of the bride and groom, and Miss Anna 
Gabbert and Ethel Pohl. 

The bride wore a deep rose chiffon dress with veil and slippers to match. She carr- 
ied a bouquet of pink and white carnations. Miss Anna Gabbert and Ethel Pohl were attired 
in gowns of blue chiffon with slippers to match. The little flower girls were Betty Lou 
Hentz and Marlys Kutter. They wore dresses of pink organdie. 

At five thirty PM a wedding supper was served at the home of the bride's parents, 
at which about thirty guests were present. 

The young couple left Tuesday for parts in Minnesota on their honeymoon. We all join 
in wishing them a happy wedded life. 

********** j u ly 2, 1931 

MARRIED IN CALIFORNIA 
Word was received here by Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hoist, of the marriage of their son, 
John A. Hoist, to Miss Violet Halvorsen, of Van Hook, ND. They were married at Long Beach, 

CA. , on June 27th. They will make their home at Long Beach, where John is employed. 

********** j u ly 9, 1931 

GREAT BEND.... Art Ambach, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Ambach and Miss Fern Worner, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Worner, Jr., were married on Thursday at Wahpeton. 

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GREAT BEND.... Miss Pearl Umbreit and Mr. Max Linin were quietly married at Wahpeton 
last week. ********** July 9, 1931 

POPULAR YOUNG COUPLE MARRIED 

A very pretty wedding took place in the State Line Church on June 11th, when Louise 
Lorraine Hoist, daughter of Albert Hoist of Claire City, became the bride of Arthur Med- 
enwaldt, son of William Medenwaldt of Hankinson. Rev. Kloeter officiated at the ceremony. 

The ceremony began at 2:30 PM. The bride, dressed in a pink georgette dress and a 
pink picture hat, carried a bouquet of pink roses and white carnations. She was attended 
by Lucy Hoist, who wore a yellow figured georgette dress, yellow picture hat and pink 
slippers to match. 

The groom, dressed in the conventional dark blue, was attended by Ewald Bladow. A 
wedding dinner was served at 6 o'clock at the home of the bride. Only relatives and 
immediate friends were present. 

The bride was formerly employed at the Sweet Shop for a year and a half. She has 
been at her home for the past two months. The groom is engaged in agriculture on his 
parents 's farm two miles north of Hankinson. 

A shower was held at the bride's home on Sunday, July 12th. About 73 families, four 
hundred people, were present at the occasion. Many beautiful and useful gifts were rec- 
eived. Another shower was held at Lake Elsie on Tuesday at 6 o'clock by Hankinson friends. 
Many gifts were also presented to the newly married couple at this time. 

The young couple will make their home with the groom's parents near Hankinson. Their 
many friends wish them happiness and success. 

— ********** July 16, 1931 

Announcements have been received here of the marriage of Miss lone Kelsey to A. Ken- 
neth Guyse, the ceremony occurring at Bemidji, MN. Miss Kelsey is a daughter of Mr. 

and Mrs. H. C. Kelsey, of Drake. 

********** July 23, 1931 

DAN CARVER TO WED 
Last Thursday's Minneapolis Journal carried the news that Dan. L. Carver, 2A, and 
Miss Clara A. 0s6, 29, had applied for a marriage license. Mr. Carver has been engaged 
in aviation work where he has been very successful. He is now engaged as pilot for the 
Morrell Packing Co., of Sioux Falls, according to the report. Miss Oss is well and 
favorabley know here, her home being in Lidgerwood. 

********** July 30, 1931 

MARRIED IN SOUTH DAKOTA IN JULY 
The Sisseton Courier of last week reports the wedding of Roy Kiel and Rose Kail, of 
Lidgerwood. The couple were married in Sisseton by Judge Prindiville, and Mr. and Mrs. 
R. C. Kiel .were witnesses. ********** August 6, 1931 



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LOUISE PHELPS MARRIED IN CHICAGO 

Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Phelps, of Fergus Falls, announce the marriage of their daughter 
Louise Catherine, to Mr. Bradford Shank, of Chicago. The ceremony was performed by Dr. 
Hay den of the Univ. of Chicago at the First Unitarian Church in the presence of the parents 
and relatives of the bride and groom and about fifty friends, on Wednesday, Aug. 12th. 

The wedding was followed by a reception in the parlors of the church. Gladiolus dec- 
orated the altar and garden flowers the parlor and reception rooms. Mr. and Mrs. Shank 
will make their home in Chicago. 

The bride is a graduate of the Hankinson High School, and later graduated from Carl- 
elton College. She also spent two years studying in France and has just received her M. 
A. degree from Chicago University. 

Mrs. Shank was born and raised in Hankinson, and throughout the city has a host of 
friends who extend, with best wishes, their congratulations. 

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Film # 1578 HANKINSON NEWS Jul 26, 1928 - Aug. 20, 1931 

Miss La Verne Koberstein left for Kenyon, MN., Saturday night, in response to a tele- 
gram announcing her grandmother's death. 

********** July 26, 1928 

Mrs. Jess Waggoner and daughter returned from Kenyon, MN., Wednesday evening, where 
she attended the funeral of her mother. 

********** July 26, 1928 

Mrs. A. J. Ehret received word Friday of Mrs. I. Smith's death, who died in a hospital 
at St. Paul. She left Sunday for St. Paul to attend the funeral. 

********** July 26, 1928 

Mrs. G. Dahlen and two children left for Kenyon, MN., Saturday noon in response to a 
telegram announcing her mother's death. They returned on Wednesday. 

********** July 26, 1928 

Charles Krebs died under an operation for cancer of the stomach at St. Barnabas Hosp- 
ital in Minneaplis on Wednesday night at 9:30. He will be brought to his home southeast 
of Hankinson Friday. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 PM at the German Evangelical 
Church. A complete obituary will be published next week. 

********** August 2, 1928 

STILES. .. .Word was received here on Sunday of the sudden death of Miss Rose Vlasty, 
who has been working in California the past few years , but at the time of her death was 
visiting in New York. Her body will be shipped down here for burial. 

********** August 2, 1928 

YOUNG MOTHER DIES SUDDENLY 
Mrs. J. Mc Donald Passes Away in Hospital Sunday 

The people of this city were shocked and grief -stricken on Sunday, when the news came 
that Mrs. Jack Mc Donald had died that evening in a Fargo Hospital. Mrs. Mc Donald had 
entered the hospital on July 31st for treatment. 

The funeral was held Tuesday from the St. Marys Catholic Cathedral, Rev. F. Thomas 
Egan conducting the last sad rites. Interment was made in the Catholic Cemetery where 
she has a sister, Mrs. Robert Bassett, buried. 

The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful, mute testimonials of the love and 
esteem in which she was held by all her friends. Many people from Hankinson attended 
among whom were delegateions from the W. C. O. F., Royal Neighbors, and the Legion Aux- 
iliary, of which organizations Mrs. Mc Donald was an active member. She was a member of 
the St. Philip's Church, and one of the most progressive and faithful church workers of 
the parish. It is indeed hard to imagine Hankinson without Mrs. Mc Donald and to the 

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grief-stricken husband and children the profound sympathy of the city goes out, in their 
home of sorrow. 

Anna O'Keefe was born in Fargo on March 23, 1893 and died in the Fargo Hospital Sun- 
day evening, August 5th, having attained the age of 35 years. On January 14, 1914, she 
was united in marriage to J. Mc Donald. To this union two children were born, Jackie and 
Eloise Ann. Besides the husband and children, her death leaves her mother, Mrs. E. O'Keefe 
sister Ella O'Keefe and brothers, John and Louis, to mourn their loss. 

There is no more tragic a death than that of a mother, leaving her small children, for 

that journey beyond the pale. It leaves a blight which only loving care and Father Time 

can obliviate. 

********** August 9, 1928 

OBITUARY 

Charles Krebs was born at Berne, Switzerland on September 20th, 1862 and died at Minn- 
eapolis, MN., on July 31, 1928, in his 66th year. He came to America when about eighteen 
years old and in 1889 was married to Minnie Bell at West End, IA. To this union were born 
nine children, one of whom died ip. infancy. The family moved to North Dakota in 1903, 
since then they have lived near Hankinson. Mr. Krebs had been ailing for several months 
and went to St. Barnabas hospital, Minneapolis, where he died. 

He is survived by his wife and eight children; Fred and Julius of Claire City, SD., 
Mrs. F. Krause of Hankinson, Mrs. Gilbert Meyer, Breckenridge , Mrs. W. W. Baldwin, Minn- 
eapolis, and Albert, Walter and William who live at home. Also ten grandchildren and 
other relatives who live in Switzerland. 

Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church on Saturday afternoon, August 
4th with the Rev. G. R. Mc Keith in charge. Suitable hymns were sung by a trio composed 
of Mrs. E. A. Lea, Mrs. Fred Radloff, and Miss Catha Jones with Mrs. J. Wickman at the 
piano. All of the family were present at the services along with the wife and mother. 
The body was laid to rest in the Hillside Cemetery. 

********** August 9 , 1928 

MRS. DAN JONES DIES MONDAY 
In Monrovia Sanitarium, Calif., Funeral Plans not Complete 
A telegram was received on Monday telling that Mrs . Dan Jones passed away that morn- 
ing at 2:15. She had been in Pollanger Sanitarium at Monrovia, CA. , since last February. 
Her husband had been with her the past four weeks . Funeral services were held on Tuesday 
at 10:30 AM. 

There are a number of Hankinson people in California who often viited Mrs . Jones and 
made her days pass happy and pleasant: Mrs. Spottswood, Miss Price, Mrs. Ellen Young, 
Kathryn Spottswood, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Remple , Mr. and Mrs. Ness. 

There will be no definite plans as to the services to be held here until Mr. Jones 
returns on Saturday or Sunday. 

********** August 16, 1928 

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John Gabbert received a telegram from Marshall, MN., Saturday evening announcing the 
sudden death of Mr. Fred Mellinthin, who was accidently killed on Friday morning, falling 
from a ladder. ■ Mr. Gabbert and wife and son, Ray, drove to Marshall on Sunday to attend 
the funeral which was held on Monday. They returned on Tuesday. 

*** ******* August 16, 1928 

STILES NEWS.... Mr. and Mrs. Herman Wahl received word Friday that Mr. Wahl's mother 
had died and they drove down to Minnesota to attend the funeral on Saturday, returning home 
on Sunday. ********** August 16, 1928 

MRS. LEA'S FATHER DIES 
Saturday morning, Aurelus Dewey, the father of Mrs. Edgar Lea, died at the home of his 
daughter. Death was caused by heart failure. 

Mr. Dewey, who was a Civil War Veteran, was 86 years old at the time of his death. He 
had been visiting at his daughter's home for a month. 

The body was shipped to his home at Toma, WI., Sunday evening, the Eberhardt Post of 
the American Legion conducting memorial services. Mr. and Mrs. Lea and their son Allan 
left Sunday for Toma to attend the funeral services. 

********** August 23, 1928 

COMMITAL SERVCIES SUNDAY 
Commital Services for the late Mrs. Dan Jones are being arranged for Sunday afternoon, 
August 26th, at 3 o'clock in the Hillside Cemetery. Services will be in charge of the 
Rev. G. R. Mc Keith and the Eastern Star Lodge. No flowers, by request. 

_The service for Mrs. Dan Jones will be held in Congregational Church on Sunday if 
weather is unfavorable. ********** August 23, 1928 

Rev. Klausler and wife drove to Fergus Falls on Tuesday to attend the funeral of Mrs. 
Emma Schulz, wife of Rev. J. F. Schulz, formerly pastor at Wimbledon, ND., well known to 
many members of the local Lutheran Church. Mrs. Schulz was accidentally drowned while 
with her husband on a vacation trip to Spokane, WA. 

********** August 23, 1928 

William Smith, son of Professor R. E. Smith of Dickinson, formerly of Hankinson, was 
in an auto accident on Thurday near Dickinson. Miss Olson, who was riding in the car 
that collided with William's was killed. None of the other occupants were seriously injured. 

********** August 23, 1928 

OBITUARY 

Ila Evelyn Coppin was born on Nov. 10th, 1902, at the farm home of her grandparents 
(Obey Tew) near Wahpeton, ND., and was the oldest child and daughter of George and the 
late Julia Coppin of Hankinson, ND. She grew to womanhood on the farm home west of the 
town, receiving her education in the city schools. Going to California with her parents 
in the year 1920 she took her junior course in the San Diego High School. On returning 
home she continued her studies in and graduated from the Hankinson High School in 1921. 

After a year's training in the Miss Wood's Kindergarten School at Minneapolis, she 

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taught one term in the Vedder school near Hankinson, in which year her mother died. Follow- 
ing a year of training at the State Normal at Valley City, she taught one year at Robinson, 
ND . , and one year at Cokato , MN . 

The deceased was married to Dan Jones at Hankinson, on June 29th, 1927, and commenced 
the duties of a home with great hopefullness, and enthusiasm, taking up outside interests 
as a teacher in the Congregational Church School and as officer in the Eastern Star Lodge. 
Within a few months her health became such that on medical advice she went to the Pollanger 
Sanitarium in Monrovia, CA. The best of medical aid and attention failed, however, to res- 
tore the coveted health, and she passed away peacefully on Monday, August 13th at the age 
of 25 years, 9 months and 3 days. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning, August 14th in California, attended by old 
Hankinson friends. Services were held Sunday, August 26th at the Hillside Cemetery, Hank- 
inson, when the ashes of the departed loved one were laid to rest. The service was con- 
ducted by the Rev. G. R. Mc Keith who with other suitable scriptures read the twenty-third 
Psalm, as requested by her. Mr. J. P. P. Tulloch, sang "Safe in the Arms of Jesus," (also 
requested) after which Mr. Mc Keith read three of her favorite poems from "The Light of 
Faith," written by Edgar Guest, which had been a great help and comfort to her and were so 
applicable to the occasion. The Eastern Star Lodge then read their beautiful service which 
contained the hymn also requested by the deceased "Nearer My God to Thee." The service 
closing with a prayer and benediction of the Rev. G. R. Mc Keith. Many of the relatives 
from neighboring towns were present, besides those living in Hankinson and neighborhood 
and a large number of sympathizing friends and neighbors. 

"I know the hurt is keen today, I know the loss is great, 
But what if you should go away, With no one there to wait? 
And oh, how lovely Heaven would be, If all you loved were here, 
And oh, how lovely Heaven would be, To welcome you, my dear. 
For Heaven is made of those we love, The beautiful and true, 
And God has taken her above, To build a Heaven for you." 

*** ******* August 30, 1928 

MRS. E. A. O'KEEFE, FARGO RESIDENT SINCE 1906, DIES 
Mrs. E. A. O'Keefe, 69, a resident of Fargo since 1906 when she moved from Walsh County 
died in a Fargo Hospital early Saturday, a victim of heart disease. She made her home in 
Fargo at No . 2 Burrel Apartments . 

Mrs. O'Keefe was born in Cork County, Ireland, and came to this country about 40 years 
ago with her husband. They settled on a farm near Grafton where they resided until the 
death of Mr. O'Keefe. Mrs. O'Keefe spent a large part of the past two years with her dau- 
ghter, the late Mrs. Mc Donald in Hankinson. 

The funeral rites were held on Monday from St. Mary's Church, Fargo. Surviving are 
two sons: John and Lawrence O'Keefe, and a daughter, Miss Ella O'Keefe, who resided with 
her mother and brother at Fargo. 

********** September 27, 1928 

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FUNERAL of MRS. FRIEDRICH GOTH 
Who Died in Minneapolis Sunday, Was An Old Resident of This Vicinity. 

Annie Marie Wiese was born in Stettin, Germany, on Jan. 12th, 1849. On July 4th, 1871 
she was married to Robert Behnke, who died in 1878. Four children were born to this union, 
three of whom survive: Hedwig, Agnes and Paul. In 1890 she was married to Friedrich Goth 
and to this union there were three children born: Hans, Margaret and another child who died 
in infancy. 

In 1898 the family came to America living in Stiles for two years before coming to Hank- 
inson where they made their permanent home until 1915, when Mr. Goth died on Nov. 24th. 

After the death of her husband Mrs. Goth lived with her children until the last two 
years when she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Otto Ernst in Minneapolis. 

Mrs. Goth died Sunday at 2:15, after having been ill for four weeks. She leaves to 
mourn her death: Mrs. Otto Ernst of Minneapolis, Mrs. Berthold Stadion of Stettin, Germ- 
any, Paul Behnke, Calgary, Canada; Hans Goth, Richardson, MT., Mrs. W. J. Brenner, Wimble- 
don, ND. , 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 

The funeral was held Wednesday at 2 o'clock at the Congregational Church, Rev. Mc Keith 
conducting the services. He spoke on "The Eternal Benefits of Redeeming Grace." The choir 
composed ofMesdames G. Schuett, F. RAdloff , E. D. Lea and Miss Catha Jones, sang the appro- 
priate hymns "Asleep in Jesus," "It is Well Worth My Soul," and "Abide With Me." Mrs. 
John Wickman was at the piano. The remains were laid to rest in the Hillside Cemetery. 

********** September 27, 1928 

^Mrs. Andrew Olds of Scobey, MT., returned from Sauk Center, MN., where she attended 
the funeral of her son, Bert Olds, on Tuesday. She was a guest of her sister, Mrs. Joe 
Tix. The olds family were former residents here. 

********* * September 27, 1928 

FUNERAL OF MONGOVAN BABY 
Michael Stephen Mongovan, 4*5 months old, died last Friday at 1 PM. , after a brief ill- 
ness .... inflammation of the bowels being the ailment. The funeral was held on Monday at 
9 AM in the St. Philip's Church, Rev. Fr. Studnicka conducting the last sad rites. Out of 
town relatives present were: Mrs. Mongovan' s mother and sister, Mrs. N. J. Melquest and 
Mr. and Mrs. Skine, Erskine , MN., Mr. Mongovan 's brothers, Jack of Superior, WI . ; Joe and 
Frank of Grand Forks; Mr. Mongovan 's mother, Mrs. E. Mongovan, Grand Fork; sister, Mrs. E. 
Burkhard, East Grand Forks; and a brother, Ed., of Chippewa Falls, WI . 

The funeral was largely attended by Hankinson friends who extend sympathy to Mr. and 
Mrs. Mongovan, in their sad loss of this beautiful little baby boy. 

********** October 18, 1928 

D. S. Mc Ilwain returned from Chinook, MT., Monday evening, where he attended the 

funeral of his father L. Mc Ilwain, who was taken to Osage, IA. , for burial. He was 

accompanied home by his mother, Mrs. L. Mc Ilwain, and brother, R. J., who visited until 

Wednesday evening at the Mc Ilwain home. D. S. Mc Ilwain accompanied them on their return 

Wednesday evening to help his mother a few days. October 18, 1928 

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Mrs. Harry Mac Laughlin, formerly Grace Swank, died Monday morning at her home in 
Wahpeton. Mrs. Mac Laughlin was a former teacher in Hankinson and is well known here. 

********** October 18, 1928 

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Procknow, Jr., Robert Tiegs and Mrs. Julius Brummund left Friday 

morning for Allenton, WI., to attend the funeral of a relative. 

*********** November 1, 1928 

(Same paper) 

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Procknow and son Herman, Jr., and Robert Tiegs and Mrs. Julius 
Brummund left Friday morning by car for Kewaskum, WI., to attend the funeral of their 
niece, Mrs. Edward Martin. Mrs. Martin was formerly Miss Nora Griepentrog. 

********** November 1, 1928 

OBITUARY of OLD PIONEER 
John Meyer, Old Resident of Hankinson Community Dies Saturday 

John Meter was born on July 29th, 1861, at Chicago, IL. , and died on October 27th, 1928 
at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge , MN. He moved from Chicago with his parents 
to Fon du Lac, WI., and lived there until 1878, when he was married to Catherine Horsch, 
moving to Wahpeton shortly after, and made his home there. His wife died in 1892 and he 
was married to May Ennea on Nov. 4th, 1893 and moved on a farm southwest of Fairmount. A 
year later, in 1910, he sold his farm there and bought a farm near Hankinson where he lived 
until his death. 

He leaves to mourn his death, the wife and twelve children, six boys and six girls: 
Peter and Tony of Hankinson; Mrs. Lena Gorman, Kenmare, ND.; Mrs. Herbert Meyer, Fairmount; 
Mrs. Peter Faust, Hankinson; Gert, Catherine, Mike, Josephine, Mathew, John and Nickolus, 
at home. They were all at his bedside at the time of his death Saturday morning at 2:30. 

He also leaves a brother, Mr. Peter Meyer, Kenmare, ND. , and fourteen grandchildren. 
His parents were Christine Fryon and Leonard Meyer, his father dying when he was twelve 
years old; his mother about twelve years later. 

The funeral was held on Monday from the St. Philips Church, Rev. Fr. Jos. F. Studnicka 
conducting the services. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery. Out of town relatives 
present were: Mrs. R. Zentgraf, Wahpeton, mother-in-law; Mrs. Margaret Ennon, Chance, SD., 
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Milligan and son Charles, Timber Lake, MN.; Mrs. Math Wolff, and Mrs. and 
Mrs. Frank Rehm. His cousin, Rev. T. A. Meyer was unable to attend, as was his brother 
from Kenmare. *** ******* November 1, 1928 

LIFE HISTORY of OLD PIONEER 
R. T. Britten, Deceased Who Died Last Wednesday, Funeral Held Friday 

Riley Tull Britten was born at Burlington, WI., on January 18th, 1847. He was married 
in 1871 to Miss Achsah A. Cowles at Elkhorn, WI . , to which union three children were born, 
two of whom died in infancy. They moved to Butler Center, IA., and in 1874 to Wheeling, 
Missouri. In the year 1882 Mrs. Britten came north to Breckenridge, MN., for health rea- 
sons and in 1883 Mr. Britten pre-empted some land and homesteaded in LeMars Twsp, 15 miles 
southwest of Fairmount, ND. , where they lived until 1902 when they moved to the farm in 

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Greendale Twsp., southeast of Hankinson, ND. Mrs. Britten died in 1913. He later spent 
seven years in Hankinson returning to the farm living there about three years moving to 
Hankinson on Oct. 1st. He, however, was a sick man, having contracted a cold just prev- 
iously and was unable to permanently recover and died on Oct. 31st at the good age of 81 
years, 9 months and 13 days. An honored and respected pioneer citizen of this territory. 

In early life he was a member of the Baptist Church, but during his residence in North 
Dakota he has taken an interest in the Methodist Church of Tyson and the Congregational 
Church, Hankinson. During his sickness he spoke encouragingly of his faith in God and 
the promises of the hereafter. 

He became a member of the Masonic Order at Fairmount in 1904 and transferred to the 
Hankinson Lodge in 1914. 

The deceased leaves to mourn his loss; his son, Dr. Marshall R. Britten of Grants Pass, 
OR. Two grandchildren, Rodney and Chester Britten, Grants Pass, OR.; one sister, Mrs. Alma 
Onderdonk, Trenton, MO., a nephew, Mark Hopkins of Roosevelt, MN., besides other relatives 
and friends. 

The funeral services were held on Nov. 2nd, 1928, at the Congregational Church, with 
the Rev. G. R. Mc Keith in charge, the Rev. Mr. Chappell of the Tyson M. E. Church taking 
part. The hymns, "In the Hour of Trial," "Rock of Ages," and "0 Love that wilt not let Me 
Go." were sung by a trio: Mrs. F. A. Lea, Mrs. F. R. Radloff and Mrs. C. H. Backstrom 
with Mrs. J. Wickman at the piano. The service at the grave was in charge of the Masonic 
Lodge of Hankinson. ********** November 8, 1928 

~R. A. St. Pierre was notified on Wednesday at 3:50 AM, of the death of his sister, 
Mrs. Edward Clothier at Wright, MN. Her death occured at 9 PM. , Tuesday. Mr. St. Pierre 
left Wednesday on the 108 for Wright, arising from a two weeks confinement in bed from 
illness, to attend the funeral. ********** November 8, 1928 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Jasmer, Sr. and daughter, Tillie, left Wednesday for Fingal, ND., 
to attend the funeral of a nephew, who was accidentally killed last Saturday. Mr. Jasmer 
was not notified of the cause of death. 

********** November 15, 1928 

MRS. B. PEITZ PASSES AWAY TUESDAY EVE. 
Death Occured Tuesday Evening at Her Home Here 
This community was shocked by the announcement of the death of Mrs . Bernard Peitz 
which occured at 8:24 PM Tuesday evening. 

Although Mrs. Peitz had been in poor health for some time her condition was not con- 
sidered real serious until Monday afternoon at which time Dr. Beithon, who was in attend- 
ance, suggested that the family be summoned. All of the children were at the bedside at 
the time of her death with the exception of Mrs. Odel of Detroit, MI., who due to the long 
distance necessary for her to travel did not arrive until early Wednesday morning. 

Funeral services will be held from St. Philip's Church on Friday morning. A complete 

obituary will be published next week. 

********** November 22, 1928 

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FORMER RESIDENT COMMITS SUICIDE 
Was a Barber in Hankinson About Twenty-five Years Ago 

Henry Engels, of Virginia, MN., committed suicide last week, his body being found in 
the Rice River near Virginia, by some boys. 

Mr. Engels was a barber in Hankinson twenty-five years ago, conducting the shop now 
owned by John Linehan. All old timers remember Mr. and Mrs. Engels. 

The Virginia newspaper has the following to say concerning the suicide : 

"Funeral services for Henry Engels, 65 years old, whose body was found in the shallow 
waters of the Rice River, 14 miles north of here, with the pockets of his clothing laden 
with rocks, were conducted this afternoon. An investigation into the death of Engels, 
a local barber, was being made by Dr. Holland T. Ground, depty county coroner. Engels had 
been away from his home here for about a week. Four boys found the body in the river. 

********** November 22, 1928 

OBITUARY of the LATE MRS. B. PEITZ 
Funeral Held Friday Morning. Was Old Resident Here 

Agatha Krape was born in Munster, Westphalia, Germany, on Jan. 21st, 1860, being one 
of the four grandchildren of the Baron and Baroness Von Schotte and came to the United 
States at the age of twenty years, locating in Peoria, IL. , where she was a student in the 
Medical Department of St. Francis Hospital. After two years she was transferred to the 
Medical department of the hospital at Keokpk, IA., and from 1887 to 1890 was head of a 
Pharmacy Dept. in St. Louis. It was there she met and married Bernard Peitz who passed 
away three years ago last February. 

Their union was blessed with six children, all of whom are living with the exception of 
Marguerite, who died in infancy. Mrs. Peitz was one of the Hankinson Pioneers, living here 
since 1890. She was a staunch catholic and a very active church worker, and from the time 
of its organization was a devout and active member of the Christian Mother's Society, of 
which she was treasurer for twenty years . 

Mrs. Peitz was known to everyone for her kindness and charitableness. There was never 
a time when help or comfort was needed that she was not one of the first to offer consol- 
ation, or a helping hand. She was very patient in her sufferings, never complaining or 
murmuring and no one realized to what extent she suffered. She was a loving, indulgent 
and unselfish mother and was greatly loved by her children in return. The esteem with 
which she was held by her many friends was evidenced by the great number of floral and 
spiritual offerings sent. 

The funeral was held on Friday of last week from St. Philip's Catholic Church at 10 
o'clock, the body being accompanied by the Christian Mother's Society in a body. 

The school was closed during the services in respect to the deceased, Agnes Peitz being 
a member of the faculty. 

A solemn Reguiem High Mass was sung by Rev. Fr. Studnicka, assisted by Rev. Fr. Duerr 
of Lidgerwood and Rev. Fr. Jande of Wahpeton, as Deacon and Sub-deacon. Rev. Fr. Studnicka 
who for the past thirty years had been her pastor and Spiritual advisor spoke beautiful and 

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consoling words exemplifying her great faith in her God, her fortitude, her unaffected 
and humble manner and her love for everyone. He said the highest tribute he could pay her 
was that she was just 'good,' and that death had won no victory in taking her from among us. 

The children in attendance at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Roy Diamond of Detroit Lakes, 
MN., Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Odel of Detroit, MI., Mr. Philip Peitz of Miller, SD., Agnes Peitz 
of Hankinson; Mr. and Mrs. Leo Peitz of Willow Lakes, SD., Mr. Joe Peitz of Hankinson and Mrs. 
Edwin Greene of Minneapolis . Mrs . Frank Dudley , who lives in Texas , was unable to attend . 

Interment was made in Calvary Cemetery. 

********** November 29, 1928 

Mr. and Mrs. Matt Schram and Geo. Goff attended the funeral of the late Senator Purcell 
at Wahpeton on Tuesday morning from the St. John's Church. 

********** November 29, 1928 

Mr. A. J. Ehret drove to St. Paul on Thursday, where he attended the funeral of his 
uncle, John Ehret. He was accompanied home Saturday by Mrs. Earl Diamond and daughter, 
Maryland, who are guests in the Ehret home this week. 

********** November 29, 1928 

Mrs. D. E. Tyan received a telegram on Wednesday that her father had died Tuesday night. 
She left by train today at noon to be in attendance at his funeral. 

********** December 6, 1928 

DEATH CALLS CARL KRAUSE 

_ Passes Away Friday, November 30, After Several Weeks Illness 

It is true the bell at "Emmanual's" Church was not tolled when funeral services 

for the late Carl A. Krause were held at that church and we are informed that this was not 
done on account of his daughter, Bertha, Mrs. John Bechel, who is one of the patients in 
our new Hankinson Hospital. 

The deceased has been a resident of Hankinson for the last twelve years. Here he moved 
after years of hard toil and labor and earned the reward which is granted the man who per- 
formed his duties faithfully. 

His death came Friday, November 30th, after a severe attack of bladder trouble and so 
ended a life which was begun across the ocean in Germany, at Plate, Pommern, on the 2nd 
day of December in 1851. 

Carl. A. Krause emigrated to America and went direct to Mankato, MN., where he became 
engaged in coach-building. In 1880 he was married to Miss Sophia Buchholz and moved a little 
later with his family in 1893 to North Dakota where he took up a homestead in the neighbor- 
hood of Hankinson. 

Besides a host of friends he leaves to mourn five grown children: Ida (Mrs. Frank Rad- 
lof f ) ; Otto, Johnny, Bertha, Mrs. Bechel and Anna (Mrs. Emil Meide.) Three more children 
were born to their union, but they passed away in early infancy. He is furthermore mourned 
by two brothers: John and Herman and 17 great grandchildren. 



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Deceased attained the age of 77 years less one day. Funeral services were held at the 
late residence and at Emmanuel's Evangelical Church. Rev. J. H. Meier officiated on Monday, 
December 30, 1928. (I think this should read November) 

His remains were laid to rest at the beautiful "churchyard" of Emmanuel's Evangelical 
Church. ********** December 4, 1928 

DEATH CALLS YOUNG MATRON 
Mrs. A. Borchardt, Devillo, Dies. Five Children Motherless 

On Sunday Afternoon, about 3 o'clock, there occurred, at the Breckenridge Hospital, the 
death of Mrs. Viola Borchardt, nee Schroeder, leaving motherless, five little children of 
whom the oldest is eight, the youngest an infant born on December 9th and baptized at his 
mother's coffin. The heartfelt sympathy of the entire community goes out to the stricken 
husband with his little children. The funeral took place from the Lutheran Church on Wed- 
nesday afternoon. Rev. J. P. Klausler conducting the services. 

Mrs. Borchardt was born on April 17, 1898, in Greendale Twsp., a daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. John Schroeder. She was married on Dec. 2nd, 1919, to August Borchardt of DeVillo. 
Five children were born to this union of whom all are surviving. Her death is mourned also 
by her parents, two brothers and eight sisters. 

********** December 20, 1928 

SONORA NEWS.... Mrs. August Borchart was taken to the Breckenridge Hospital Friday morn- 
ing, where she passed away on Sunday. She leaves to mourn her loss, her husband, five 
small children, the youngest being a week old, and other relatives and friends. The funeral 
willjae held at one o'clock from the house. 

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OBITUARY 

The typhoid fever epidemic, which has been raging in this town for the past few weeks, 
was the cause of the death of Mrs. Auguste Grohnke . She had been sickly since last spring 
and was called to her heavenly home on Dec. 31st, 1928, at 9:50 AM. 

The deceased was sick five weeks, four of which she was in bed. The last three weeks 
she passed in a state of delirousness. During this time she endured much suffering, espec- 
ially the last week of her life. 

She must have sensed that she would possibley die, because at the earliest stage of her 
sickness, she asked her husband: "Are you prepared? I am!" Deceased passed away with a 
strong trust in God, while her husband and children surrounded her bed. 

Mrs. Auguste Grohnke, nee Milbrandt, was born on July 13th, 1879, near Winona, MN. In 
1890 her parents moved to North Dakota, where they joined the Emmanuel's Evangelical Church 
of Hankinson. She was confirmed by Rev. August Warnecke on April 10th, 1892. On November 
14th, 1900, she was united in holy wedlock with Mr. Robert Grohnke by Rev. Walther. 

The deceased is bereaved by her husband, Robert Grohnke and five children; Hilda, Arthur, 
Anna, Otto and Harold, also by two sisters: Mrs. Fred Gutzmer of Lidgerwood and Mrs. Wm. 
Walsdorf of Frazee, MN., and two brothers: Carl Milbrandt of Lidgerwood and Julius Milbrandt 
of Hankinson. Many other relatives mourn her so early death. The funeral took place on 
Thursday, January 3rd, 1929 from the home and Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Rev. J. H. Meier 
conducting the services . She was laid to rest in the Church Cemetery . 

Mrs . Auguste Grohnke reached the age of 49 years , 5 months and 18 days . 

********** January 3, 1929 

FORMER GREENDALE FARMER DIES HERE 

Michael Bresnaham, 86, passed away here on Thursday night after a lengthy illness. He 
was a former Greendale farmer and a pioneer of that neighborhood coming to Greendale when 
the township was opened for settling. Greendale was, before Mr. Bresnaham came, part of 
the Indian reservation. Michael Bresnahan died at the Richland County farm. 

Funeral services were to have been held at Cannon Falls, MN., on Saturday and the body 
was to have been buried beside the dead man's wife. Michael Bresnahan came to Richland 
County nearly 40 years ago. He is survived by eight children. ...FARMER GLOBE.... 

********** January 3, 1929 

WM. DUMKE SR. DIES SUDDENLY SUNDAY MORNING 

The rapidly thinning ranks of the pioneers of Richland County lost another member when 
early Sunday morning, Dec. 30th, Wm. Dumke of this city obeyed the final summons and depart- 
ed this life. 

Wm. Dumke was born on June 9th, 1849. at Walsleben, Pommerania, Germany. There he grew 
to manhood and on July 6, 1871, was married to Miss Bertha Brummond. The new world called 
in 1876; the couple emigrated settling at Minnesota Lake, Faribault Co., MN. Heeding the 
call of the west they left Minnesota in 1876 and came to Richland County, North Dakota terri- 

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tory, settling on the banks of the Wild Rice north of the present site of Hankinson. 

Mr. Dumke was one of those old pioneers of the early seventies who helped haul food 
stuffs from Wahpeton to Watchf ort to the soldiers , who were stationed at the forts around 
Sisseton, and further south. He made the trip by ox team. Mr. Dumke was a man of christ- 
ian character. He was a member of the Lutheran faith, a charter member of the Belford 
congregation, where he served as one of the aldermen of the church nearly 18 years. Later 
he became a member of the Hankinson congregation. 

Retiring from the farm to enjoy the fruits of their many years of toil they moved to 
Hankinson in 1910. In 1915 the faithful helpmate was called by death. Later he contracted 
a second marriage with Mrs. Louise Weiber of Lidgerwood. During the past year Mr. Dumke 
had not been enjoying the best of health. At the time of his death he was staying with his 
daughter, Lydia, Mrs. August Hoefs of Duerr Township. He reached the age of 79 years, 6 
months and 21 days. His death is mourned by his sons: William and Robert and two daughter, 
Mrs. Wm. Hoefs, of Brandenburg, and Mrs. August Hoefs of Duerr. A third daughter, Mrs. Otto 
Neuman, died several years ago. He also leaves 8 grandchildren and three great grandchild- 
ren to mourn his death. 

The funeral was conducted on Wednesday afternoon from the local Lutheran Church, Rev. 
J. P. Klausler officiating. ********** January 3, 1929 

STIRUM YOUTH DIES IN CRASH 
Lyle Bopp, 22, Victim When Car Leaves Road Turns Over 

Forman, ND., Jan. 2nd.... Lyle Bopp, 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Bopp, farmers residing 
near Stirum, ND., died in a Breckenridge Hospital about 11 AM. Tuesday, eight hours after 
the car which he was driving left the road about a mile east of here and turned over. A 
cousin, Frances Bopp, and the Misses Argensinger and Steimke of Stirum, passengers in the 
car, escaped with slight injuries. 

The party was returning from a dance at Lidgerwood and in the belief of Frances Bopp, 
Lyle went to sleep while driving. Lyle Bopp was thrown through the windshield and received 
severe injuries to his face and head when he struck a rock pile on the roadside. Loss of 
blood and a fractured skull are believed to have been the causes of his death. 

His parents, two brothers and a sister survive. Funeral arrangements have not been made. 

******* *** January 3, 1929 

Mrs. E. C. Berg, living on the state line, died Sunday at 12:30. The funeral will be 
held Friday, January 4th, at the Tyson Church. Interment in the Tyson Cemetery. Mrs. Berg 
was an old resident here, living near Hankinson for 36 years. She emigrated from Norway 
57 years ago and was 73 years, 9 months old at the time of her death. 

********** January 3, 1929 

Mrs. A. W. Johnson received the sad news Sunday noon that her sister, Mrs. Glen Dens- 
more had died in a hospital at Aberdeen, SD., where she underwent an operation two weeks 
prior to her death. Mx , and Mrs. A. W. Johnson attended the funeral on Wednesday, which 

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was held at her home in Ellendale. Mrs. Densmore has made several visits in Haxikinson 
with her sister and friends. They will be grieved to learn of her untimely death. 

********** January 3, 1929 

EVERETT SIMPSON DIED FRIDAY 

Funeral Services Held at His Home in Elbow Lake Monday 

Everett Robert Simpson was born at Lowry, MN. , on February 1st, 1898. He moved with 
his parents to Hewitt in 1907 and to Deer Creek in 1911. After remaining at Deer Creek 
for five years, the Simpson family moved to Elbow Lake which has since been their home. 

Everett Simpson spent two years in Hankinson, where he engaged in the creamery busin- 
ess with his brother. It was at Hankinson he was married to Miss Bertha Beck, daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. John Beck of Hankinson on Jan. 8th, 1924. To this union were born two child- 
ren, Everett John and Joan Mae. 

Following their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Simpson lived for a year at Hannaford, ND., where 
Mr. Simpson was manager of the Litchfield Produce Co. For the past 2 years they have been 
residents of Elbow Lake where Mr. Simpson engaged in the produce business as the Simpson 
Produce Company . 

For some time this fall he had been bothered with a pain in his back. Because of the 
turkey buying season he had kept on the job as long as he could possibly do so, and was in 
the midst of handling a large and profitable volume of business when his illness made it 
necessary for him to go to the hospital at Rochester. An operation was performed for the 
removal of a tumor on the spine. It was a delicate operation and a difficult one, fraught 
with_uncertainty as to the result. The operation was successful, but within a day or two 
he contracted pneumonia, which resulted in his death on Friday afternoon, January 4th, at 
4:50 PM. 

Everett was possessed of unusual physical strength and stamina, and remained hopeful, 
patient, and uncomplaining throughout his illness. He had a motto which was humg up at his 
office. When things looked dark he would look at this motto, and frequently had said, 
"That is my motto." He looked at it and read it over again the night before he left for the 
hospital . The motto is : 

"It is easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows like a song: 
But the man worth while. Is the one who will smile, 
When everything goes dead wrong . " 

Besides his wife, two children, father and mother, Everett leaves to mourn his departure 
three brothers: Leslie, Cecil and James Simpson of Elbow Lake; and three sisters, Mrs. Arth- 
ur Askerson of Ashby, and the Misses Eunice and Marguerite Simpson of Elbow Lake. His grand- 
father, John Pennington, is also a resident of Elbow Lake. 

Funeral services were held in Elbow Lake Monday afternoon. Following brief services 
at the J. A. Simpson home, services were held at 2 o'clock at the Presbyterian Church. The 
choir sang "Rock of Ages." Rev. R. L. Barr said a prayer and then read a biographical sket- 
ch of Everett Simpson. R. E. Johnson of Villard preached the funeral sermon on Christ. He 

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said that perfection was not necessary for salvation and that no man was without sin. He 
said that through the sacrifice made by Christ it was only necessary to come repentant in 
order to achieve . salvation . The service closed with the singing of "Jesus, Lover of my 
Soul" by the choir. 

There were many beautiful floral offerings and the church was decorated in white and 
green. Interment was made in the Union Cemetery. The pall bearers were, John, Walter and 
Ray Summers, Karry Sletten, Oliver Berg and C. B. Mc Connell. The Herald joins with the 
many friends of the bereaved relatives in extending sincere sympathy in their sorrow. 

Among those present from away at the funeral were, L. F. Becker and Mr. and Mrs. G. W. 
Carver of Wyndmere, ND.; Peter Becker, Mrs. J. Jaeger, Irving Jones of Hankinson, ND.; 
William Pennington of Duluth; Mrs. John Rettrath and Mrs. Nick Rettrath cf Lidgerwood, ND.; 

and Miss Mary Mc Iver of Lowry. ELBOW LAKE HERALD 

********** January 10, 1929 

Mrs. Wickman's mother, Mrs. P. A. Holt, attended the funeral of her brother at Waseca, 

Mn. , last week. 

********** January 10, 1929 

Mrs. Howard G. Bailey (nee Genevieve Northrup) of Minot, former Hankinson girl, died 
on January 5th at the age of 22 years. Pneumonia was the cause of death. Her husband, 
two children, parents and two brothers survive. 

********** January 10, 1929 

Miss Pauline Medenwald of Sonora died this morning under an operation at the Wahpeton 
Hospital. She was 16 years of age. A complete obituary will be given next week. 

********** January 10, 1929 

SONORA GIRL DEATH VICTIM 
Funeral Was Held Sunday Afternoon at Lutheran Church 
Pauline Medenwaldt, whose death was briefly mentioned in last week's issue of the NEWS, 
was born in Hankinson on July 21st, 1912, as the fifth child of Frank F. Medenwaldt and his 
wife Helen nee Binder. She was baptized in the Lutheran Church and confirmed there, when 
not quite fourteen years old. She became ill about the beginning of December and was brought 
to the local hospital for care. After some time here she was, on December 17th, removed to 
the Wahpeton Hospital, for surgical treatment. Her case puzzled physicians and surgeons, who 
had been called in consultation, and was finally discovered to be the rather rare case of 
a misplaced appendix. When operated on the appendix had alreay been ruptured. In spite of 
the most devoted care she sank rapidly and finally passed away on Wednesday evening, January 
9th, at about 11:30 PM. She reached an age of 16 years, 5 months and 18 days. Her early 
death is mourned by her parents, her sisters, Mrs. Anna Hubrig, Mrs. Hertha Stoltenow, Mrs. 
Alma Stoltenow, Margaret Medenwaldt and two brothers, August and Erwin. 

The funeral was conducted on Sunday afternoon before a large gathering of friends and 
acquaintances. Her pastor, Rev. J. P. Klausler, preached her funeral sermon on the text he 
had assigned to her as her memorial verse on the day of her confirmation. 

********** January 17, 1929 

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JULIUS HOEFT DIES LAST THURSDAY 
Apoplexy Takes Great Bend Resident; Wife Survives with Nine Children 

After nearly a half century of farming in Richland County, Julius Hoeft, of Great Bend, 
answered the final summons Thursday, when he passed away at his home in Great Bend. The 
cause of his death was apoplexy. 

Mr. Hoeft was born in Germany on July 2nd, 1856. He lived there until he was 14 years 
old, when he migrated to the United States, settling in Jacobson County, WI . In 1879, he 
was married to Ottelia Krissel. As a young couple they came to Richland County and settled 
on a farm near Great Bend. 

On the farm, all of their children were raised. Nine children survive, four sons and 
five daughters; Mrs. J. F. Hoffman, Mooreton; Mrs. A. F. Cook, Breckenridge ; Mrs. W. Brum- 
mund, Casper, WY.; Mrs. A. B. Groves, Chicago; William Hoeft, Fergus Falls; and Marvin, 
Arthur and Herbert, all of Great Bend. Besides these are left one sister and 30 grand- 
children. 

Two years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Hoeft left their home farm and moved into Great Bend to 
enjoy the comforts afforded by the town in their declining years. 

Funeral services for one of Richland County's earliest settlers was held from the Evan- 
gelistic Church at Great Bend this Monday afternoon. Interment was made at Great Bend in 
the church cemetery. ....FARMER GLOBE.... 

********** January 17, 1929 

W. R. Miller was called to Aurelia, IA. , on Tuesday, by the death of his mother, who 
was 91 years old. ********** January 17, 1929 

EMMANUEL EVANGELICAL CHURCH 
There will be no school this Saturday on account of the burial of the late Mr. Carl 
Goette (Sisseton) ; who passed away Wednesday night at 9:30 PM. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 12 o'clock, at the home and at 1:30 PM at the 

Hammer (Weinkauf) Church. ....J. H. Meier, Pastor . 

********** January 17, 1929 

SONORA NEWS.... This community was sadly shocked Thursday morning on hearing of the death 
of Miss Pauline Medenwaldt, who was born on July 21st, 1912, at Hankinson, ND., when but a 
small child she moved to Sonora, with her parents and has lived there ever since. 

She had been ill for some time and was taken to the Hankinson hospital . About a week 
later she was taken to the Wahpeton Hospital, where she underwent an operation for appendic- 
itis. She died Wednesday, January 9th at 11:30 PM., at the age of 16 years. 

Pauline was widely known, was a loving daughter and sister and had made many friends. 
She leaves to mourn her loss her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Franz Medenwaldt, four sisters and 
two brothers, Mrs. Anna Hubrig of Sonora, August Medenwaldt at home, Mrs. Hertha Stoltenow 
of Great Bend, Mrs. Alma Stoltenow of Tyler, Miss Margaret Medenwaldt and Ervin Medenwaldt 
at home , a number of other relatives and friends . One brother proceeded her in death sever- 
al years ago. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Lutheran Church at Hankinson. 

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The Rev. Klausler officiated. The grief stricken family have the sympathy of the community. 

********** January 17, 1929 

M. D. LEAVTTT DIES 

M. D. Leavitt, 58 years old, died at 3 AM January 22nd. He was a pioneer of this comm- 
unity, living in Greendale Township where he raised a family of three daughters and two sons. 
Mrs . Leavitt also survives . 

The funeral will be held at the Congregational Church on Friday at 2 o'clock. Interment 
will be in the Hillside Cemetery. The cause of his death was pneumonia. 

Mr. Leavitt was born in Canada, coming to Richland County in early pioneer days. The 
pall bearers are: Geo. and Wm. Gabbert, Peter Weavers, F. Caulkins, S. Minor and Olaf Ander- 
son. ********** January 24, 1929 

OBITUARY 

It was a shock to the many friends and relatives to hear of the death of Carl William 
Goette, who died on January 16th, 1929, on his home place, lh miles south of New Effington, 
SD., at the age of 68 years, 1 month and 1 day. 

The funeral was held on January 19th at 12 o'clock at the home and at 1:30 PM at the 
St. Paul's Church, 4 miles north of Hammer, SD. Rev. J. H. Meier of Hankinson, ND., was in 
charge of the services. 

Carl Goette was born on Dec. 15th, 1860 at Hoerie, Fuertentum, Waldeck, Germany. At the 
age of 21 years he came to America. As he liked it here he sent for the other members of 
the family, who came soon afterward, except one brother, who preferred to stay home. 

Mr. Goette lived several years in Pecar Lake, MN., where he was united in marriage to 
Miss Wilhelmine Yost on January 13th, 1889. 

Five years later he moved to South Dakota, where he had bought a farm and here he spent 
the rest of his life. The first signs of his sickness were noticed at Christmas time, when 
he had to give up his plan to attend church services and unexpectedly he passed away on Wed- 
nesday, Jan. 16th, at 9:15 PM. His physician who had taken care of him in his days of sick- 
ness gave the cause of death as the flu, which had caused pleurisy and pneumonia. 

Deceased leaves to mourn: his wife, Wilhelmine Goette and nine children: August, New 
Effington, SD.; Bernhardt, Browns Valley, MN.; Frieda, (Mrs. Charles Ahl) : Herman, who 
lives 1 mile west of the home place, Mabel (Mrs. Lehrke) : Auguste, (Mrs. Heinecke) : Karl, 
Henry and George, who were working with their father on the home farm; 9 grandchildren and 
a great host of neighbors and friends . 

He is furthermore mourned by 5 brothers and sisters: Mrs. Ed. Laun, 3 miles soth of his 
farm; George Goette, Conger, MN. ; Ferdinand Goette, Latbrook, IA; Mrs. Gustav Heidemann, 
Albert Lee, MN.; and Genry Goette, Irrland, Germany. 

The deceased was one of the charter members of Trinity Congregation, near Sisseton, SD. 
Some years later Mr. Goette and 3 other members bought a church building which was purchased 
at a reasonable price, but meant quite a financial burden to these 4 men nevertheless. 

In June of 1928, the Trinity Congregation joined the St. Paul's Congregation near Hammer 
SD . , and turned their church property over to the latter one , these people had a small 

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place of worship only and were in dire need of a much larger church . The Hammer Congre- 
gation moved the church to the place where it stands now and here in the cemetery, adjoin- 
int the church, the earthly remains of Carl Goette were laid to rest. 

********** January 24, 1929 

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Bladow's son has been seriously ill the past week with pneumonia. 
LATER: the 14 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Bladow died Wednesday afternoon. 

********** January 24, 1929 

ALLEN BLADOW DIES 

Allen Bladow, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theo. J. Bladow, one year and two months old, died 
Wednesday Jan. 23rd of pneumonia, after an illness of about three days. The funeral was 
held Saturday afternoon in the Lutheran Church, Rev. Klausler conducting the service. 
Interment was made in the Lutheran Cemetery. Pall bearers were: Clarence Melcher, Alvin 
Gadeke, Arthur Ernst and Elroy Schubert. 

Mr. and Mrs. Bladow and daughter Avenelle, survive to mourn their loss of this bright 
young life called Home before his time . 

********** January 31, 1929 

PASSING OF GREENDALE FARMER 
A Chronicle of the Life of Melvin Daniel Leavitt 

Death took a Hankinson pioneer when Melvin Daniel Leavitt of Greendale died at his home 
on Jan. 22nd, at 3 AM., with pneumonia after an illness of ten days. 

Funeral services were held on Friday from the Congregational Church at Hankinson, the 
Rev.~T. J. Chappell officiating. Interment was in the Congregational Cemetery. 

Mr. Leavitt was born at Dunnam Flat, Quebec, Canada on March 28th, 1870. The son of 
Dan and Melissa Leavitt, being at the time of his death 58 years, 10 months and 25 days. 

As a lad Leavitt worked in the saw mills of Eastern Canada, losing his right hand at the 
age of fourteen. At the age of sixteen he came to Amboy, MN., working eleven years as a farm 
laborer. 

On the eleventh day of October of 1899 , he was united in marriage to Miss Cora Perrin 
of Amboy. To this happy union six children were born. Fern, (Mrs. Sauer) , of Java, SD., ' 
Mabel (Mrs. Wilder) of Amboy, MN.; Dorothy (Mrs. Sturgess) of Fairmount, ND.; Earl and Elgin 
who reside at home with their mother, and Harold who died in infancy. Four years after 
their marriage, Mr. Leavitt, with his wife and two children moved to a farm which they bought 
and built up for the family home . 

Mr. Leavitt, being a lover of trees, planted many around the home which will stand for 
generations as a reminder of the toils the willing hand has done; he loved work and was 
never contented unless he was laboring for the home or his fellowman. Although he had suf- 
fered many periods of illness in the last eight years little complaint was ever made. 

The deceased leaves besides his wife and children to mourn his loss, five grandchildren, 
one brother, Albert Leavitt of Milwaukee, a half brother John Leavitt of Portland, OR., and 
a half sister, Mrs. Charles Hoffman of Independence, IA, besides other relatives and many 
friends . 

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He was a kind, loving husband and father and will be greatly missed by all who knew 

him. 

Nearer, still nearer, while life shall last, 

Till safe in glory my anchor is cast; 

Through endless ages ever to be, 

Nearer, my Savior, still nearer to thee. 

Now the laborer's task is o'er; 
Now the battle day is past; 
Now upon the farther shore 
Lands the voyager at last. 

Father, in they gracious keeping 
Leave me now they servant sleeping. 

********** January 31, 1929 

Mrs. A. W. Ponath and Mrs. A. T. Bidgood received the sad news on Monday that their 
nephew, Vernon Behm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Behm of Niagara, ND., had died on Monday of 
double penumonia. ********** January 31, 1929 

John Gabbert of Greendale left Saturday for St. Paul to attend the funeral of his uncle 
William Shauer. He returned Tuesday evening. 

********** February 14, 1929 

Mrs. Gust Schultz left Friday noon for St. Paul to attend the funeral of her uncle, 
Wm. SJiauer, who died last Thursday. The funeral was held on Sunday. 

********** February 14, 1929 

FORMER HANKINSON RESIDENT DIES IN CALIFORNIA 

Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon at Plymouth Congregational Church for the 
late Dana S. Coleman, who passed away on Feb. 8th, after months of suffering. In January of 
1925, Mr. Coleman submitted to serious operation, and it became known at the time that the 
end was inevitable, because of conditions revealed. Mr. Coleman was born at Anoka, MN., on 
May 8th, 1857. His parents came from Maine to Anoka. They were earnest, active members of 
the Methodist Church. It was in this home that Dana Coleman was reared and the impress of 
this Christian home never left him. He was in the employ of several lumber firms during his 
business career, among them Salzer Lumber Co., of Minneapolis, and John R. Jones of Hankin- 
son. The friends here have the memory of him as a strong, Christian character, active in 
all the church work, Supt. of the Sunday School for two years or more, singing in the choir 
and helping all he could in every way for the better things of life . 

He was married on Oct. 28, 1877, to Anna Marie Plank of Anoka, MN., who was a real help- 
mate to him in all his religious work. Two children were born to them. . .Florence , now Mrs. 
Ernest Day of Whitter, OR., and Ellea, who passed away in early childhood. Mr. Coleman went 
to Whitter in 1916 in search of health for Mrs. Coleman. 

With the same serenity which had marked his entire life, he met the end, sending out 



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messages of cheer and Christian comfort from his sick room to his many friends. His faith 
in God was unshaken and he constantly indicated that sweet submissive spirit of a true 
child of God. 

Mr. Coleman is remembered by all those who knew him best as a man of gentle spirit, 
strong character and absolute unselfishness. The words not to be ministered unto but to 
minister, come to one's mind as he thinks of his life. He sought always and only the spirit- 
ual enrichment of the lives he touched. To follow his Master was his delight. He lived 
every in the presence of that God before whom he should one day stand, and to that day he 
sought to bring the record of a life spent in the service of his Master. . .WHITTER (CA.)NEWS 

********** February 21, 1929 

MRS. JOHN STOLTENOW DIES 

Funeral services for Mrs. John Stoltenow, resident of Great Bend since 1878, was held 
on Tuesday afternoon at the Lutheran Church in Great Bend. She died Friday evening at her 
home after several weeks illness from the flu. 

Mr. and Mrs. Stoltenow came from Germany to Fon Du Lac, WI . , in 1871. In 1878 the fam- 
ily moved to Great Bend, residing on a farm near Great Bend until some 20 years ago, when 
Mr. and Mrs. Stoltenow moved to the village of Great Bend and have since made their home 

there . FARMER - GLOBE 

********** February 21, 1929 

DEATH of MRS. HERMAN BOLDT 

On Thursday, Feb. 14th, another resident of Hankinson answered the summons from above. 
Mrs. Herman Boldt passed away in the morning at 7:50 AM at the age of 65 years, 1 month and 
25 days. 

The deceased was born on Dec. 17th, 1861 at Florentenenhof , Kreis Naugard, Pommeran, Ger- 
many. On Oct. 9th, 1884, she was united in marriage to Herman Boldt. Nine children were 
born to this union, two in Germany and the others in this country. 

The family emigrated in 1889 to America and settled down in the vicinity of Hankinson, 
where her husband bought a farm. Here they remained for about thirty years, when Mr. Boldt 
gave up farming and moved with his wife into Hankinson in October of 1927. 

Mrs. Boldt suffered several attacks of severe illness, and 14 years ago she met with an acci- 
dent when she was kicked by a horse, and it is believed that this was the immediate cause 
of her last sickness, which brought about death, cancer of the bowels. 

Those who are left to mourn her death are: her husband and six children: Mrs. Wm. Radatz 
Mrs. Emil Medenwaldt; Mrs. Theo. Procknow, William, Robert and Harry; two sisters; Mrs. Carl 
Buckhouse, Sr., and Mrs. Karl Popp, Wahpeton; 15 grandchildren and a great host of other 
realatives and friends . 

The funeral was held on Sunday, Feb. 17th, from the house and in the Emmanuel Evangel- 
ical Church, Rev. J. H. Meier conducting the services. Her earthly remains were laid to 
rest in the cemetery of the congregation. 

********** February 21, 1929 

JUDGE CHAS. E. WOLFE DIES WEDNESDAY A. M. 

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DEATH FOLLOWS OPERATION in HOSPITAL. WAS 64 YEARS OLD 
Judge Chas. E. Wolfe died Wednesday morning in Wahpeton following an operation. His 
death was unexpected and was a distinct shock to his many friends. 

The funeral will be held on Monday at 2:30 PM at the court house and it is expected 
that friends from all over the couty will be present to pay their last respects to the 
deceased. 

Judge Wolfe was district judge of the 3rd district for three and a half years. He has 
been prominent in the public affairs of North Dakota and was one of Richland County's pion- 
eers. He was 64 years old at the time of this death. 

********* * February 21, 1929 

MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR THE LATE SEN. PURCELL 
Memorial services for the late Hon. W. E. Purcell, former United States Senator from 
North Dakota and prominent Wahpeton attorney, who passed away on November 23, 1928, will 
be held at the Court House in Wahpeton at 2 o'clock PM, March 5th, 1929, and the public 
is cordially invited to be present by the committee in charge of the memorial servcies. 

********* * February 21, 1929 

Art Melcher and Arnold Boelke left for Omaha, NB., Saturday night where the former 
will attend his brothers funeral, which was held Sunday. 

********** February 28, 1929 

Matt Schram, Tom Schram and Mrs. I. Smith of Fairmount, attended the funeral of the 
former's wife's brother, which was held at Norwood,) MN. ,~ last Tuesday morning. Tom and 
Mrs. Smith returned last week Thursday but Matt Schram remained for a longer visit with 
his brother, Nick. ********** February 28, 1929 

Peter Jacobs, who lived seven miles north of Hankinson, died at his home Tuesday of 
old age. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Fr. Wilkes of Mantador, on Friday at 
10 AM. His wife and seven children are left to mourn his death. 

********* * March 7, 1929 

TED BRUMMOND DIES 
Ted Brummond, 32, died Tuesday afternoon at 1 PM. , at his home on the north side, after 
an illness of several months. The funeral will be held on Friday at 1:45 from the home and 
2 PM., in the Emmanuel Evangelical Church. Rev. Meier conducting the services. 
He leaves a wife and four children to mourn his death. 

********** March 21, 1929 

DEATH OF ALVINA MUEHLER 
Miss Alvina Muehler died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wm. Vedder, on Wednesday morn- 
ing. A complete write-up of her life will be given next week. Funeral services will be 
held at the Wm. Vedder home at 1:15 and at the church at 2 o'clock. Rev. Meier will offic- 
iate. ********* * March 21, 1929 



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OBITUARY of HERMAN BOLDT 

Herman Boldt passed away on Sunday March 17th, at the age of 65 years, 11 months and 
18 days. He was born on March 30th, 1863, at Klein Benz, Kreis Naugard, Hinter Pommeran 
Germany. He was baptized and confirmed by Rev. Richard in Gross Benz. 

On Oct. 9th, 1884, he was united in Marriage to Miss Emilie Ernestine Falk at Klein 
Benz, which union was blessed by nine children, of whom the oldest, Martha and Herman, were 
born in Germany. 

Mr. Boldt and family came to this country in 1889, and lived on a farm near Hankinson, 
until October of 1927, when he moved to town with his wife. Mrs. Boldt died on Feb. 14, 1929 
and was buried on Feb. 17th. 

His illness, cancer, was first noticed on Feb. 2nd, when his daughter, Mrs. Emil Meden- 
waldt, took him into her home to take care of him, but neither her care or the skill of the 
physicians could save him. He passed away after an illness of approximately three weeks. 

His death is mourned by six children: Martha (Mrs. Willy Raddatz) , Anna, (Mrs. Emil 
Medenwaldt) , Ida, (Mrs. Theo. Prochnow) , Willy, Robert and Harry. Three sons, Herman, Otto 
and Karl preceeded him in death. He is also mourned by one sister, Mrs. Ernestine Boldt 
and 15 grandchildren. 

Herman Boldt was a member of the Emmanuel Evangelical Church. The deceased was buried 
Wednesday, March 20th. The ceremonies were in charge of Rev. Meier. 

********** March 21, 1929 

GREAT BEND PIONEER DIES 
Funeral Wednesday Afternoon at Two O'clock for Gustav Beling 

Gustav Beling, pioneer of Great Bend and Great Bend country, died at midnight on Sunday. 
Death was caused by conplications of his advancing years. At the time of his death, he was 
66 years old. He was engaged in the hardware and implement busines of Great Bend. 

For 22 years, Gustav Beling has been a leader in Great Bend activities. Before that 
time he was engaged in farming in that immediate vicinity. Gustav Beling came to America 
from Germany when he was 3 years old. His wife died 12 years ago. 

Three sons, Walter, A. W. and Rudy and two daughters, Mrs. Art Worner of Wheaton, and 
Mrs. J. M. Schmirer of Fargo, survive. The boys live in Great Bend. 

Funeral services were held at the Evangelical Church, Great Bend at 2 o'clock PM Wednes- 
day afternoon and burial was made in the cemetery of that congregation. 

********** March 21, 1929 

MATT BRAUN DIED TUESDAY 
Funeral Services for Pominent Citizen and Business Man Held Today 

Math Braun, pioneer citizen and business man, died at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon in Wah- 
peton, following a severe paralytic stroke last Friday. He had been unconscious since the 
stroke. Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at St. John's Church. 

Mr. Braun came to Wahpeton in 1880 to enter the milling business and has lived here since. 

He enlarged his business until today it is one of the largest factors in the city's businesses. 

He has been a community builder, a progressive citizen and beloved by all who knew him. 

********** 
FARMER - GLOBE , . March 21, 1929 



GRIM REAPER TAKES HEAVY TOLL 
Three Deaths Occur in This Community During the Week 

Alwine Pauline Mueller died on March 20th, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Wilhelm 
Vedder, at the age of 44 years, 5 months and 13 days. She was born on Oct. 7th, 1884, at 
Runau, Posen, Germany. 

At the age of Ih years she came, with her parents, to America. She was confirmed in 
1899 by Rev. Hilgindorf. 

The death is mourned by her mother, Mrs. August Mueller, three sisters: Mrs. Kobeditch, 
Mrs. Wilhelm Vedder and Mrs. August Weber; four brothers: Gustav, Rudolph. Robert and Julius. 

Miss Mueller was away from home almost continuously since she was confirmed. In Feb- 
ruary she went to her sister, Mrs. William Vedder, to visit, where she stayed until her death. 

Alwine Mueller was preceeded in death by her father in 1916. Funeral services for her 
were held at the home of Mr. Wilhelm Vedder and from Emmanuel Evangelical Church on Saturday 
March 23rd, Rev. Meier preaching the funeral sermon. 

********** April 4, 1929 

THEO. BRUMMOND 

Theordore Albert Reinhard Brummond, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Brummond, passed away 
Tuesday, March 19th, at the age of 32 years, 2 months and 19 days. He died at 12:45 PM., 
after an illness of about four months . The cause of his death was tuberculosis . 

He is survived by his wife and 4 children, one child preceeding him in death at the 
age of one year. 

Deceased was married on March 19, 1920, to Miss Margaret Mc Morrow. The names of the 
children are: Helen, Doris, Lois and Lorain. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Brummond, 
and one sister, Mrs. Fred Buckhouse, are also living to mourn his death. 

Theodore Brummond was born on Dec. 31, 1896, baptized on Feb. 21st, 1897 and confirmed 
in 1910 on Palm Sunday. 

The funeral took place on Friday, March 29th, from his home and the Emmanuel Evangelical 
Church, Rev. J. H. Meier having charge of the ceremonies. 

********** April 4, 1929 

MRS. FRIEDRICH EBEL 

Emilie Charlotte Auguste Ebel died on Wednesday, March 26th, 1929, at her home in Hank- 
inson . Her death was caused by a hemorrage of the lungs . She reached the age of 70 years , 
11 months and 2 days. The deceased was a victim of asthma and suffered from this sickness 
for 4h years. 

Mrs. Ebel was born in Lasbeck, Pommern, Germany and was confirmed at the age of 14 years 
at Maidvin, near Naugard. 

Deceased was married to Friedrich Ebel in 1884 by Rev. Richard in Klein Benz, Pommeran. 
Mrs. Ebel is mourned by her husband, Friedrich Ebel and two children: Elsie (Mrs. Fred Kath) 
and Chas . , who lives south of Hankinson . 

Three children preceded Mrs. Ebel in death: Otto, Gustav and baby Ebel. Other relatives 
living are 4 sisters: Mrs. August Kuehl, Hankinson, Mrs. Julius Ebel, Lidgerwood; Mrs. Weg- 



ener and Mrs. Fehrman in Germany; and ten grandchildren. 

The funeral will be held on Good Friday at 2 o'clock from the house and at 2:30 from 
Emmanuel Evangelical Church. Rev. Meier will have charge of the services. 

********** April 4, 1929 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Robinson and Mrs. John Bostrom of Fairmount left for Black Duck, MN., 
on Monday in response to a message announcing the death of their nephew, Melvin Karls. 

********** April 11, 1929 

HOLLAND BOY KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT 
14-Year Old Youth Killed When Car Overturns 

Tragedy greeted a searching party from near Christine which started to look for Gerald 
Hollands after he failed to return from his uncle ' s farm Thursday morning . The youth was 
pinned under the light touring car which he had been driving . His neck was broken . 

Gerald, 14 year old son of Mr. and Mr. R. A. Holland, of near Christine, met his death 
by accident according to Coroner L. E. Lester of Wahpeton, who returned here Thursday even- 
ing after the investigation. 

The lad had gone from his home in the light touring car belonging to the Holland family, 
to visit an uncle who lives about a half a mile from the Holland home. On his return, the 
the car tipped over at a turn near the Wild Rice River, killing the boy almost instantly. 

After the lad failed to return to his home Wednesday evening, his parents felt he had 
spent the evening at the home of his uncle and had gone from there to school the next day, 
but after the other cildren returned without him, the parents started a search, finding 
the -overturned car where several persons had passed, but had believed it to be unoccupied. 

The parents and 10 other children survive FARMER GLOBE.... 

********** April 18, 1929 

John Beck was at Lidgerwood on Sunday, to attend the funeral of the late Richard 
Guilly, an old friend. ********** April 25, 1929 

Mrs. H. J. Hanapel received a telegram Saturday morning from Britt, IA., announcing 

the death of her father, who dropped dead that morning. The Hanapel family left Saturday 

for Britt, returning on Wednesday. 

*** ******* May 2, 1929 

Friends in Hankinson received the sad news on Monday that Frances Nelson, daughter of 
Mrs. Clara Nelson of Minneapolis, died at a hospital there on Sunday, April 28th at 2:30. 

The Nelson family were formerly residents of Hankinson, Mr. Nelson having been super- 
intendent of the Hankinson Nursery three years ago. Mrs. Nelson also stated in her letter 
that her daughter Irene was also very ill. 

********** May 2, 1929 



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OBITUARY 

William Gabbert was born on May 29th, 1840 in Posen, Germany, and emigrated to America 
in 1886, coming, to Henderson, MN. He was married there in May of 1872 to Marie Schauer, 
who died on March 1, 1927, after nearly 55 years of wedded life. The family lived at diff- 
erent places in Minnesota and then moved to Arkansas. Upon their return they moved to a 
farm near Marshall, MN., later near Wood Lake. About 7 years ago they came to Hankinson. 
After the death of his wife, Mr. Gabbert made his home with his children. His death occ- 
ured Sunday at the home of John Gabbert; at the age of 88 years, 11 months and six days. 

The deceased was survived by one brother in Germany and the following children : Hrs . 
Emma Schultz of Hankinson; August and John Gabbert of Hankinson; Adolph Gabbert, Canton, MN. 
Mrs. Ella Wolff, Wood Lake, MN.; Wm. and Geo. Gabbert of Hankinson and by 31 grandchildren 
and 4 great grandchildren. 

The funeral was conducted on Wednesday from the home of John Gabbert and from the local 
Lutheran Church, Rev. Klausler being in charge of the services. 

Those present from out of the city were: Herman Bilter, Mrs. Henry Wanke and Mr. and 
Mrs. John Wolff of Wood Lake, MN.; Edward, Warren and Louie Schauer, and Rose Worner, St. 
Paul. The pallbearers were: Walter, Eddie, Mark, Alfred and Albert Gabbert and Geo. Hentz. 

********** Mav g^ 1929 

Mrs. A. J. Ehret returned from Lowry, MN., on Friday where she attended the funeral of 
her uncle, Dan Carlson. ********** May g f 1929 

MRS. OLE HAGEN DIES SUDDENLY 
— Attack Occurs While She is Returning from Evening Party 

Mrs. Ole Hagen dropped dead Wednesday evening about 12 o'clock in front of Kjelstrup's 
store as they were returning from a party at Dick Bellin's. The heart attack came with- 
out warning, Mrs. Hagen falling to the sidewalk. She was carried to the hospital, several 
doors away but was dead before the doctor arrived. 

Mrs. Hagen has been subject to heart attacks but the past few months had been feeling 
well and Wednesday evening at the party she was in good spirits, enjoying the bridge games 
and eating a hearty luncheon. 

The news of her death was a shock to the townspeople Thursday morning, as a number of 
them had conversed with her on the day of her death. 

The date of the funeral will not be known until some time Friday as Mr. Hagen is at 
Wendell, MN., making arrangements for her burial in that city. 

This is a particularly sad death because Mr. Hagen had recently retired from his work 
of roadmaster on the Soo ant they were preparing to enjoy the balance of their life in 
visiting and travel, and had already made arrangements to spend some time on a trip to Calif. 

Mr. Hagen and one son, Earl, survive. Earl was notified at St. Paul where he is work- 
ing, and is on his way home. 

********** May ie f 1929 

OBITUARY OF THE LATE MR. G. W. BIGGS 
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Last Saturday the remains of this merchant prince were laid to rest in the ancient 
burial place, the Abbey, wherein there once stood a Franciscan Friary. The deceased was 
a most progressive merchant; he distinguished himself in every department of commercial 
activity; he was a resolute Captain of Industry whose cheering slogan was "Excelsior"; 
he was a most generous employer ... .perfect harmony marked the relationship between the 
deceased and his various staffs. His death will be a great loss to the again rising port 
of Bantry, and is mourned by a very wide circle of friends and admirers. The funeral, which 
was of immense proportions and most representative character, amply testified the widespread 
respect entertained for him. 

It would be impossible to give a list of the general public in attendance. It may be 
stated, however, that practically every house in Bantry and the adjoining districts was 
represented. 

The above was a brother to Mr. Henry Biggs, and the late Walter H. and Alfred Biggs of 
Hankinson, and was known to many of our citizens, having visited here on several occasions. 
The obituary is copied from an Irish newspaper called the 'Southern Star' issued on March 
16, 1929. ********** May 16 f 192 9 

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Forman, Jr., attended the funeral of Mrs. Forman's uncle, 0. J. 
Tisdel, at Delamere on Wednesday. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Rustad of 
Wheaton. Deceased was 83 years old and homesteaded near Delamare in 1888. A wife and 
several sons survive him. ********** May 16, 1929 

REMAINS of MRS. OLE HAGEN LAID to REST 
The Life History of Mrs. Ole Hagen, Whose Funeral Was Held Sunday 

Eliza Erickson was born on Nov. 12th, 1880 at Wendell, MN., where she grew to woman- 
hood. She was married at Wendell on March 20, 1899, to Mr. Ole Hagen of Barrett, MN., to 
which union one child was born... Earl O'Conner Hagen. They lived at Barrett for eighteen 
months and then moved to Glenwood, MN., which was their home until 1917 in which year they 
moved to Wishek, ND. In 1917 they came to Hankinson which has continued to be the family 
residence. 

Mrs. Hagen was brought up in the Lutheran faith and was for several years a member of 
Trinity Lutheran Church at Wendell. She later took an interest in some English speaking 
church at each town of residence, and with her husband joined the Congregational Church at 
Hankinson in 1927. She has been an active member of the Ladies Aid and helped in other 
branches of the church work for some years previous. While living at Wishek, she became a 
Charter member of the Order of Maccabees and held her membership until death. 

In the year 1921, she joined the Zurah Chapter of the Eastern Star and held the office 
of Marshall at the time of her death . She was also an active worker of the Hankinson Sew- 
ing Guild and was well known for her activities of a social and charitable nature. 

The deceased was in her usual health and was returning home from a party on Wednesday 
evening, May 15th, when she fell suddenly ill on the street. She was helped into the hosp- 
ital by the ladies who were accompanying her and the doctor was called but in spite of all 



that medical aid afforded she passed away within twenty minutes of being stricken. She 
realized that the end drew near mentioning several times that she was dying and, with a 
prayer, she passed into the great eternity of God at the age of 48 years, 6 months and 
3 days. Thus passed a good and true wife and mother, a kind and helpful friend and neigh- 
bor who will be sadly missed by her loved ones and all who knew her. 

She leaves to mourn her loss the husband and son; one sister, Mrs. C. Lilleboe of Red 
Lake, MN. Three brothers, Edward Erickson, Barrett, MN., Peter Erickson, Pillsbury, ND., 
Albert Erickson, Wendell, MN., and a half brother, Andrew Johnson of Elbow Lake, MN., be- 
sides other relatives and friends. 

The funeral was held on Sunday, May 19, 1929. The relatives and friends gathering at 
the home at 12:30 noon when the members of the Eastern Star held their beautifully impress- 
ive service. The cortege then went to the Congregational Church where a large congregation 
had already gathered to show their sympathy. The service was in charge of the Rev. G. R. 
Mc Keith, pastor of the church. A quartette composed of Mrs. R. F. Bellin, Miss Catherine 
Jones, A. Hein and J. P. P. Tulloch sang "Sometimes We'll Understand," and "It is Well with 
My Soul." The men sang a duet "0 Morning Land," the music being in charge of Mrs. J. Wick- 
man, pianist. The floral offerings were unusually beautiful and the whole service was sym- 
pathecally impressive. 

Owing to the snowstorn it was impossible to make the trip to Wendell by road, so at an 
early hour Mesers. M. L. Gallagher and L. E. DeVan got into touch with the Soo Line offici- 
als and arranged for a special train to take the cortege to Wendell. The company, through 
Mr. W. D. Boyce, division superintendent, Bismarck, and R. W. Rannoes, Transportation super- 
intendent, Minneapolis, donated the whole train equipment. The following made up the vol- 
unteer train crew: M. L. Gallager, conductor, Chas . Grawe and Ernest J. Cabillot brakemen, 
Pete Bailen engineer and Steve George, fireman. 

The service at Wendell was held at 4 o'clock in the Trinity church with the Rev. Geo. 
R. Mc Keith in charge. Young ladies of the Wendell church sang the hymns "Face to Face" 
and "Coming Home," the music arrangements being very appropriate. The Rev. S. C. Simon- 
son, pastor of the church, also gave an address most suitable to the occasion. The church 
was filled with old time friends and neighbors. The pall bearers were Messers, 0. A. Oli- 
ver, A. W. Johnson, 0. J. Mattson, W. J. Chapin, L. E. Aldrich and W. S. Scribner. The 
floral offerings were numerous as well as beautiful. The Soo Line employees sent a very 
large token 'Gates Ajar.' The Eastern Star sent a beautiful 'Floral Star; and tokens were 
sent by the Congregational Ladies' Aid, the Maccabees and numerous families and friends. 
Those attending the funeral from a distance were: Mr. and Mrs. J. 0. Hagen, Barrett, Mr. 
and Mrs. Ed Erickson, Barrett, Mrs. C. Lilleboe and son Chester, Red Lake, MN., A. Munson, 
Bismarck, Mr. and Mrs. J. Erickson of Drake, C. Carlson, Lowry, MN., and A. Peterson, Glen- 
wood MN. 

The body was laid to rest in the Trinity Church Cemetery, the Rev. G. R. McKeith read- 
ing the comma tal service. Messers. M. A. Wipperman and Son, had charge of the funeral 
arrangements. ********** May 2 3 f 1929 

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DEATH of ' PETTIE ' ; A TALE OF TWO DOGS 

There are two kinds of dogs in this world. One, the canine kind and the other the 
two legged mongrel . Our story deals with both . 

One of the dogs was a friend of everyone; kind, gentle, faithful to her master, with 
a loyalty that nothing could surpass. She was proud to be of service to her friends and 
if given a task to do you could see her eyes beam with pride and courage. Adversity and 
trials, good fortune or bad, she was the same true sympathetic friend. Unable to speak, 
yet she could tell in unspoken language her troubles or her desires. She wanted but little, 
food, shelter and kind words. A caress thrilled her more than we gain from gold and jewels. 
She never harmed a soul in the world; she never had an evil thought. 

Yet, she died last night. Mercifully shot to ease the horrible pain of strychnine 
poisoning. She died at the hands of the other dog... the two legged cur who deliberatley 
took a life two times more valuable than his mean, cowardly soul could ever bring if put 
on the auction block. 

We wonder who could do this. He doesn't live far from us, because the dog was poisoned 
in five minutes absence. When he sees the dog's little master nearly heart-broken, because 
he loved the dog enough to want him eased from his suffering, we hope and trust that the 
thought of the last dying look in the trusting brown eyes of the faithful dog, looking up 
at her master with pleading pain filled eyes, hoping and expecting help where she knew it 
had never been denied. . .will haunt this beast's dreams. 

This is the tale of two dogs:.... man is supposed to be a superior being, but between 
these two dogs... God give me the four legged one! 

********** Mav 23, 1929 

Wm. Kath and wife, Mrs. Fred Kath and Mrs. John Kath went to Breckenridge on Monday 
to attend the funeral of Robert Mc Morrows infant daughter, who died recently. 

********** Kay 23, 1929 

The baby girl born to Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Worner on May 13th, at Wheaton, died on May 
19th, their relatives and friends in Hankinson will be grieved to learn. 

********** Hay 23, 1929 

OBITUARY 

Clarence William Radatz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Radatz , was born on June 8th, 1910, 
in Hankinson, ND. Rev. Kunz baptized him on July 3rd, 1910, and Rev. Oberdoester confirm- 
ed him on Palm Sunday, 1926. 

In 1920, his parents moved on the farm that is 10 miles south of Hankinson. Five weeks 
ago, Clarence and his father both fell sick with typhoid fever. It was a hard fight for 
the boy and for those who took care of him. For some time it looked as if he was winning 
out, but it was not to be. God called him Home at 1:30 AM., on Tuesday, May 28th, at the 
age of almost 19 years . 

Besides his parents, who lost in him a good, dutiful son, and helper on the farm, the 

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deceased is mourned by his seven year old brother, Wilbert, and many other relatives and 
friends who will often miss his friendly and cheerful companionship. 

Rev. Meier of the Evangelical Church in Hankinson, was in charge of the funeral ser- 
vices and interment was made in the cemetery of that congregation on Thursday, May 30th. 

******* *** May 30, 1929 

MRS. GEO. DOSCH DIES MONDAY 

Mrs. Geo. Dosch of Great Bend, died Monday at 1 PM., of cancer. The funeral was held 
on Wednesday at the Methodist Church, Rev. E. J. Schroeder conducting the services. 

Mrs. Dosch was 69 years, 1 month and 1 day old at the time of her death. Her birth 
place was Canada but for a number of years the Great Bend community has been her residence. 
She leaves to mourn her passing; the husband, one son and two daughters. 

********** June 13, 1929 

PIONEER RESIDENT CALLED HOME 
Nils Petterson Died Friday Morning. Funeral Was Held Sunday 

Nils Petterson, pioneer resident of Brightwood Township, passed away at his home two 
miles west of Hankinson, Friday morning, June 7th at 6:40 o'clock, at the age of 82 years. 
Deceased had been in failing health for some time and death was due to the infirmities of 
old age . 

Deceased was born in the province of Scona, southern Sweden, on April 25th, 1847, his 
parents being Elizabeth and Peter Pearson. Both parents died when he was seven years old, 
and for several years he made his home with relatives until he reached manhood. He att- 
ended the common schools and served as apprentice in a flour mill until called for milit- 
ary duty in which he saw three years of training under the Swedish law. On his 25th birth- 
day he sailed from the Port of Guttenberg, Sweden, for America, landing in the state of 
Deleware. A few weeks later he started for the west, being employed in the lumber camp 
and on the railroad construction work in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. 

On July 20, 1878, he located on a homestead in what is now Roberts County, SD. Besides 
the homestead he filed on a tree claim which he later sold for townsite purposes and which 
is now the thriving town of Wilmot, SD. 

He was married on May 25, 1882, to Anna J. Knudson, who survives him. Three sons were 
born to this couple, two of them surviving. . .J. Edward, whose whereabouts are unknown, and 
Arthur C. who lives on a part of the Petterson farm in Brightwood. The family left the 
Wilmot neighborhood in 1894 and spent one year at the old town of Vernon, SD. In 1895 
they bought the present Petterson holdings two miles west of Hankinson, moving to their 
new home on Nov. 12th of that year. They have resided there ever since. 

Deceased was confirmed in the Lutheran faith in the old country and remained loyal 
to his church throughout his long life-time. Quiet and unassuming, he attended strictly 
to his own affairs, but was respected and highly esteemed by all who had the privilage 
of his acquaintance. He was a kind and indulgent husband and father, honest and upright 
in his worldly dealings, and an exemplary citizen. 

He leaves no relatives aside from his immediate family ... .the stricken wife, two sons 

and six grandchildren. 

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He seldom left the farm in his later years, and it was with the feeling that he would 
so wish it that the funeral services were held in the beautiful grove surrounding the farm 
home. The services were held on Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Geo. R. Mc Keith 

in charge. The pall bearers were old neighbors and friends A. H. Brown, A. Kjelstrup, 

W. J. Chapin, Geo. Coppin, John Coppin and I. R. Springer. Interment was in the family 
lot in Hillside cemetery. 

Among those in attendance were Theo. Knudson and family of Pelican Rapids, MN., Mr. 
Knudson being a brother of Mrs. Petterson. 

********** June 13i lg29 

Word was received here on Saturday that Mrs. Chas. Mohs, Sr., formerly of this vicinity 
but who has resided at Wahpeton for the past several years, died at her home there on Sat- 
urday morning at 9 o'clock. Funeral services were held at 1 o'clock from tne home on Tues- 
day afternoon. 

She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, three sons and six daughters; Chas. Mohs, 

Jr., of Wahpeton, Mrs. Catherine Rising and Mrs. Alma Dupree both of Tenney, MN. Mrs. Erna 

Gurkee, Mrs. Bertha Gast, Mrs. Mandy Hingst, Mrs. Minnie Tank, Gustav and John Mohs, all of 

this community, besides other relatives and friends. The grief stricken families have the 

sympathy of this community. 

********** June 13f 192 9 

DEATH of MRS. JOHN WENDT 
Pioneer Lady Answers Last Call Saturday. Funeral Held Monday 
— Mrs. John Wendt died on Saturday, June 15th at the home of her daughter and son-in- 
law, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Webber, living near Mantador. The cause of her death was dropsy. 
The funeral was held on Monday in the St. John's Church, Belford Twsp., at 2 PM. , Rev. 
Cordts conducting the services. Interment was in the St. John's Cemetery. Mrs. Wendt's 
husband died in 1911. 

Ernestine Hein was born in 1864 in Germany, and came to this country in 1874 with her 
parents. In 1881 she was united in marriage to John Wendt and the couple settled on the 
homestead in Belford which was their home until 1911 when Mr. Wendt died; however, she 
and her son Gustave continued to live on the home place until 1917 when they sold out 
and moved to Hankinson. In March, this year, she went to the home of her daughter, Mrs. 
Herman Webber at Mantador, to spend the remainder of her days. 

Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Wendt, all of whom are living: Mrs. Win. Pelvit, 
Breckenridge; Mrs. Henry Krause, Belford; Mrs. Percy Reynolds St. Paul; Mrs. Herman Webber 
Mantador; Mrs. Walter Gerber, Kenosha, WI.; and Gustav, Hankinson. All were present at 
the funeral with the exception of Mrs. Gerber. One brother, Chas. Hein, of this city 
also survives. 

Mrs. Wendt, was a devout Lutheran, a good mother and wife and her passing, even at her 
advanced age, is deeply regretted by the community. 

********** j une 20, 1929 

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We received a clipping from the Fairmount , MN., newspaper announcing the death of 
Mrs. Christian Engels last Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Engels were former residents here, he 
having conducted a barber shop here about 15 years ago. Mr. Engels died about a year ago. 

********** June 27, 1929 

(The Weston family purchased the Hankinson News and took over on July 1, 1929) 



FORMER HANKINSON BOY KILLED in KENOSHA, WI . , BY CAR 
Accident Happened When Lad Was on Errand 

KENOSHA, WI., July 9th Hurrying on an errand for a sister, Willard Gerber, nearly 

nine years old, was crushed to death at 7:30 last night beneath the wheels of an automo- 
bile in front of which he ran as he was crossing a street. 

The boy was anticipating the thrill of his life... going to the circus ... .and was runn- 
ing errands for his mother and sister in the hopes of being taken to see the show. 

As he ran down the avenue he thought only of carrying out his errand. He leaped into 
the street and dashed between two autos, as he dodged the second car he ran directly into 
the path of a third one being driven by Lester L. Smith. The appearance of the boy was so 
unexpected that hitting him was almost unavoidable . 

Willard would have been nine years old in August. He was born in Hankinson, ND., the 
son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Gerber. 

The Gerbers departed from this city a year and a half ago, and their friends here regret 
to learn of the tragic death of Willard. 

********** July 18, 1929 

DEATH OF MRS. JOHN KETCHUM IN WASHINGTON 

Word was received last Thursday of the death of Mrs. John Ketchum at her home in 

Chehalis, WA., following a year's illness. 

Mrs. Ketchum was the daughter of Fred Klawitter of Hankinson, and was born and raised 

in this city, where she resided until 1916, when she moved to Bisbee, ND. , where she was 

married to John Ketchum. To this union four children were born. Later the family moved 

to Minnesota, and five years ago left for Washington where she had since made her home. 

**** ****** August 1, 1929 

ATTEND FUNERAL 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Kath and daughter, Miss Ella, Mr. Fred Ebel, Mr. and Mrs. Chas . Ebel 
and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Kuehl and children, Mr. Aug. Kuehl, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. 
H. Hanson and daughters attended the funeral of Mrs. Dan Johnson, of Lidgerwood on Saturday. 

********** August 1, 1929 

ATTEND FUNERAL of SISTER 
Mr. and Mrs. John Klemick and family motored to Burbank, MN., where they were called by 
the death of the former's sister, Mrs. Knaft, who died on Friday at the hospital in Little 
Falls, MN., following an illness of more than twenty years. 

********** August 1, 1929 

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PIONEER WOMAN LAID TO REST 

Death has again visited our community and taken from our midst another pioneer woman , 
who was loved by all who knew her. 

Mrs. B. Kinn passed away on July 26th at 9:15 PM at the home of her daughter, Mrs. 
Frank LaQua, at the age of 81 years and 23 days. 

Mrs . Kinn had been in fairly good health until ten months ago when she was taken ill 
with the flu which later developed into cancer. She was a patient sufferer, bearing her 
pain without complaining. 

Funeral services were held at St. Philips Church, Monday morning at ten o'clock with 
a solemn requiem high mass, sung by Rev. Father Studnicka, Deacon Rev. Klucker, assistant 
Deacon Rev. A. Jande, of Wahpeton. The pallbearers were six grandsons, Math, Jr., Lawrence, 
Leo and Elroy Kinn, Magnus Leinen and George Brackin. Flowers were carried by six grand- 
daughters, Isabell, Leola, Viola and Louise Kinn, Florence and Anna Leinen. 

Mrs. Wilhelmina Grunhagen Kinn was born on July 3rd, 1848, at Hamburg, Germany. At the 
age of 20 she immigrated to this country, making her home with a sister at Glencoe, MN. In 
1872 she was united in marriage to Baptist Kinn at Shakopee, MN. They came to North Dakota 
settling on a homestead near Great Bend. Here they lived until 1908 when they moved to 
Hankinson where she has resided ever since. Ten children were born to this union, two child- 
ren and her husband preceding her in death. 

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ernest Bartles of Norwood, MN., and her children, 
Math, Michael and Paul, Mrs. Frank Brackin, Mrs. Frank LaQua and Mrs. Herman Bagus, all of 
Hankinson; Mrs. John Leinen, of Fairmount, and William Kinn, of Wahpeton, 32 grandchildren, 
three" great grandchildren and numerous other relatives. 

Deceased was a loving and kind mother, a devoted and good Christian, being a member of 
the Christian Mother Society, always ready and willing to help someone in need and sorrow, 
well thought of, respected and loved by all who knew her. Mrs. B. Kinn leaves a place in 
the life of the community, as well as in the hearts of her neighbors and friends that will 
be hard to fill. ** ******** August 1, 1929 

GRIM REAPER CALLS PIONEER HOME 

Mrs. Henry Stack, a pioneer woman of this community, died at her home in this city, 
Thursday, August 8th, at 12:45 PM., at the age of 65 years, 10 months and 18 days. Mrs. 
Stack was taken ill in the fall of 1928, and following a year of suffering the Grim Reaper 
called her home. 

Funeral services were held from the George Stack home on Sunday at 1:15 PM and at 2 
o'clock from the Evangelical Church, of which she was a faithful member, Rev. Meier conduct- 
ing the services. Pall bearers were: Wm. Vedder, Carl Stack, Fred Stack, Robert Hartleben, 
Carl Figge and Richard Zander; Honor pall bearers, Mrs. H. Brandt, Mrs. D. Spreckles, Mrs. 
Rahn, Mrs. Roeder, Mrs. Stein and Mrs. Hugo Macheel. The large number attending the funeral 
and the beautiful floral offerings attested to the love in which she was held by friends and 
relatives. 



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OBITUARY 

Bertha Luneow was born in the Province of Brandenburg, Germany on Sept. 20th, 1864, 
and immigrated to America in 1890 , settling first in Mayville , WI . There she met and mar- 
ried Henry Stack in 1891. The young couple then came to North Dakota, taking up a home- 
stead six miles northwest of Hankinson, where they lived until 1921, retiring and moving 
to town that year. 

Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Stack, two having died in childhood, and George, 
living on the home place, Martha (Mrs. Rheinhard Bladow) of Brightwood Township; John, of 
Minneapolis, and Erwin, who lived with his mother. 

Mrs. Stack was a kind and loving mother, a helpful neighbor and a faithful Christian 
and when stricken with illness was given every possible care and medical aid, but to no 
avail, and when faith in human aid failed she bore her burden with wonderful courage, trust- 
ing in God to aid her in time of trouble. A host of friends and relatives throughout this 
community mourn the passing of one who was loved and admired by all. 

********** August 15, 1929 

WORD of DEATH of C. F. HUNGER RECEIVED 

The Valley City Times Record carries the following write-up concerning the death of 
C. F. Hunger, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. 0. Hunger, formerly prominent citizens of Hankinson. 

"C. F. Hunger, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. F. 0. Hunger, of this city, died in Cincinnati, 
OH., on July 29th from heart trouble. He has a wife and little daughter in this city, Mrs. 
Hunger being employed in the Black Store. Interment was made in Spring Grove Cemetery in 
Cincinnati. His mother, who was visiting in Wisconsin, was on her way down to Cincinnati 
but arrived too late to see her son before he passed away. 

The deceased had a married brother, Gordon, living in Cincinnati. Beside his father, 
and mother, the deceased leaves two brothers and one sister to mourn his passing away. The 
sympathy of friends is extended to the Hunger family in this hour of deep bereavement." 

********** August 15, 1929 

SUDDEN DEATH of GEORGE MACK 
The death of George J. Mack which occurred very suddenly at his New Effington home 
shortly after midnight Sunday morning came as an awful shock to his family, friends and 
the community. He had complained somewhat during the evening of not feeling well, and at 
the earnest solicitation of Mrs. Mack had gone to their living rooms in the back of the theatre 
for a short rest, and chatted for a few minutes with Mr. Kastner, leader of the orchestra, 
who was also indisposed and was taking a rest. Mr. Kastner then dropped asleep, and a few 
minutes later Roland Farrington passed through the room, stopped for a word with Mr. Mack, 
who was sitting in a chair. He remarked that he was feeling pretty poorly and asked that 
a glass of water be brought to him. After getting him the water, Roland returned to the 
dance floor just as the orchestra started "Home Sweet Home." That was probably George 
Mack's last request, as before the tune ended, his daughter, Lillian, went to the room and 
found him, still sitting in the chair but the frail thread which we call life had parted, 

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and he did not respond to her greeting. Our good friend and fellow citizen had solved the 
greatest mystery and passed through the portal which open to the unknown. 

For the past few months Mr. Mack had suffered from occasional smothering spells, and 
had on three recent occasions consulted physicians who assured him that there was nothing 
the matter with his heart but in the opinion of the doctors who examined him after death, 
the cause of his sudden demise was heart failure. 

George John Mack was born on Oct. 28th, 1879, at Dubuque, IA. , shortly after the arri- 
val of his parents and older brother from Germany. The family moved about more or less 
during the early years, living at various different points in Iowa, until about 1901, when 
he came to Hankinson, ND., where he engaged in the contracting and building business in 
which he continued until the fall of 1913, when he moved to the newly platted town of New 
Effington, where he has ever since been one of our most outstanding progressive builders 
and boosters. For a few years prior to coming here he operated in partnership with his 
brother Frank, also a construction engineer, and specialized largely in brick and concrete 
construction, such as banks, school houses. 

He was always ready and willing to give freely of his time and money toward the estab- 
lishment of any worth while undertaking, and was one of the first and most consistant boos- 
ters for the establishment of the present, successful co-operative creamery. 

On the 24th anniversary of his birth, Oct. 28th, 1903, he was united in marriage to 
Miss Mary Tix, of Hankinson, ND., by whom he is survived. He is also survived also by their 
two children, Lillian and Leroy, both at home, five brothers, John of LeMars, IA. , Sebastian 
of Minneapolis, Anton of Rushmore, MN., Louis of Bridgeview, SD., Frank of Plummer, MN., 
and two_ sisters, Elizabeth (Mrs .Kelly) of Milwaukee , WI . , and Maggie (Mrs. Mike Bilmiller) 
of Washington. All except the latter were present at the funeral. 

The funeral services were held in Sacred Heart Church, of which he had always been a 
faithful supporter, Solemn Requiem High Mass was celebrated by Father Schuster of Sisseton, 
and Father Lang, the local pastor. The intermaent took place in the family lot in the Hank- 
inson cemetery. Services at the cemetery were conducted by Rev. Joseph Studnicka and Rev. 
Lang. ********** August 15, 1929 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Perkins went to Renville on Monday to attend the funeral of Mrs. 
Perkins father, who passed away Saturday morning. 

********** August 22, 1929 

FUNERAL at ROSHOLT 
Funeral services for Mrs. L. Selkin, of southwest of town, were held at Rosholt, in the 
Norwegian Lutheran Church on Sunday. Mrs. Selkin passed away on Friday. 

********** August 22, 1929 

HENRY CONNOLLY DIES 
Henry Connolly, pioneer of this county, died last Thursday morning at his home in 
Wahpeton after a short illness. He was born in Berlin, WI., in 1860 and in 1879 filed on a 
homestead in Summit Township and in 1885 he was united in marriage to Celia Egan. He moved 

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to Wahpeton in 1900 and engaged in the hardware business with his brother. He was a for- 
mer member of the legislature, a m em ber of the Knights of Columbus. ..Fairmount News... 

********* * August 22, 1929 

DEATH of IRENE NELSON 
Friends of Miss Irene Nelson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Nelson, formerly of this 
city, will be grieved to learn of her death which occurred on Monday at the Glen Lake San- 
itarium, where she had been an invalid the past three years. 

********** August 29, 1929 
MRS. BERT SPRINGER DIES SUNDAY MORN 
Clara B. Springer, wife of Bert Springer, living south of Wyndmere, was called by 
death at 8 o'clock Sunday morning, August 18th, 1929, after a long illness. Cardiac Decom- 
position of rheumatic origin was the cause of the death Wyndmere News 

********** August 29, 1929 

MAN KILLED in AUTO ACCIDENT 
A. L. Harmon, of Wahpeton, was killed Friday evening when he was crushed between his 
own car and a car driven by Catherine Haas of Lidgerwood. The accident occurred near Wyn- 
dmere on the State Highway. 

Miss Catherine Haas, accompanied by her three sisters, Celia, Josephine and Clara, 
were driving to Lidgerwood. Mr. Harmon was on his way to Valley City, where he was to 
get Mrs. Harmon, who was visiting there. Evidently he had a flat tire on the left hind 
wheel and was fixing it. A car approached from the west, and the Haas car approached from 
the east. Blinded by the approaching lights and not seeing a parked car on the road, the 
Haas car approached the crouching man at the same rate of speed. After passing the approa- 
ching car, Miss Haas saw Harmon immediately in front of her, his back to their car. She 
threw on the brakes but it was too late. Harmon was crushed between the two cars. He 
died about twenty minutes later. ....FARMER GLOBE.... 

* ********* September 5, 1929 

YOUNG MAN PASSED AWAY MONDAY 

On Monday, at about 10:15 AM., occurred the death of Gilbert Otto Robert Medenwaldt, 
second son of Wm. J', and Alwine Medenwaldt, nee Hoefs. Gilbert had been ailing since early 
in the spring due to anemia and a weak heart. His condition was very critical in June. He 
rallied soon, however, and it was hoped that his life might be spared. About 10 days ago 
he began to fail again and died, rather unexpectedly on Monday morning. 

Gilbert was born in the town of Moran on Oct. 29th, 1903, and always made his home with 
his parents. He was universally liked on account of his happy, cheerful disposition. He 
was a life long member of the Lutheran Church. At the time of his death he was 25 years, 
10 months and 10 days old. 

He leaves to mourn his death, his parents, Wm. J. and Alwine Medenwaldt, one brother, 
Rudolph, the following sisters: Mrs. Erna Roeder, Mrs. Lina Roeder, Mrs. Ottilie Hartleben, 
Mrs. Frieda Jasmer, Mrs. Esther Roeder, and also his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. August Hoefs, 
of this city, besides many other more distant relatives. 

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The funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon from the parents" home in Moran and 
from the Lutheran Church, Rev. J. P. Klausler, officiating. The following cousins acted 
as pallbearers: Alfred Medenwaldt, Henry Medenwaldt, Henry Medenwaldt, August Hoefs, Fre d 
Buck, Arthur Medenwaldt and Alfred Krueger. 

********** 

September 12, 1929 
PIONEER CITIZEN PASSED AWAY WED. 
Henry Theede, prominent resident of this city, died last night at 6 o'clock, at the 
home of his daughter, Mrs. Herman Beel, in this city, at the age of 76 years 

Deceased was one of the original homesteaders of Richland County, coming here in 1881 
and taking up a claim south of Sonora. Here he endured the hardships of the early pioneers 
and prospered with the country. 

About six years ago Mr. and Mrs. Theede decided to retire from active work, and moved 
to Hankinson to make their home. Four years ago his wife was called to her Heavenly Home 
since which time Mr. Theede had resided with his daughter. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: Alton Theede of Sonora; Mrs. Herman Beel, of Hankin- 
son, and Louis Theede, of Wahpeton and a host of friends. 

Funeral services will be held Friday, at 10 at St. Phillip's Church in this city, of 

which he was a faithful member. 

********** 

September 12, 1929 

INFANT PASSED AWAY 
Curtis Robert, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Beling, died Saturday. 

********** 

September 12, 1929 

RECLUSE FOUND DEAD 

John Olson, a recluse, who had been living along the Sheyenne in Helendale Township 

was found dead Sunday morning by A. E. Hagen, a neighbor. Death was due to heart trouble 

Olson had been living alone in a log shanty, six feet by fourteen feet, for the past twelve 

years - ********** 

September 12, 1929 

DEATH of GREENDALE YOUNG LADY 
Ella Muehler, daughter of Mrs. Wm. Muehler, died at her home in Greendale Township 
Tuesday, Sept. 17th, 1929, at 8 o'clock, death following many weeks- illness, the last of 
which were spent in the hospital. 

Deceased was 27 years old, being bom on Feb. 11th, 1892, in Summit Township, Richland 
County, and all of her life had been spent in Richland County. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: a loving mother; three sisters, Mrs. August Meden- 
waldt, Mary and Amanda Muehler; six brothers, John, Albert, Henry, Gustav. Willie and Adolph 
besides a host of other relatives and friends who had learned to love and admire her for the 
courageous manner in which she bore her suffering. 

Funeral services will be hied at the thome on Friday at 1:30 PM and at the Lutheran 
Church in Hankinson at 2 o'clock. Rev. Hinck, of Great Bend, will conduct the services in 
German and Rev. Cordts in English. 

Six cousins will act as pallbearers: Erick Bonn, Ewald Hingst, Albert Stoltnow, Jr 
Clarence Stoltenow, George Ziegelman and Herman Muehler. September 19, 1929 

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CELEBRATE CREAMERY OPENING AT HANKINSON, MONDAY 

Hankinson people invite you to attend the celebration in honor of the opening of the 
fine new Hankinson Co-operative Creamery on Monday, Sept. 23rd. Our people have been priv- 
ileged to assist in the organizing of the creamery company, and now wish to celebrate the 
occasion fittingly on the opening day. 

A good program has been arranged by a committee appointed ty the Hankinson Kiwanis, 
namely, T. W. Robey, Richard Bellin and Rudy Scheller. 

The program will start at 1:30 PM and continue throughout the afternoon. Vice Pres- 
ident Senator Arens, of the Land 0' Lakes Creameries, will be the principal speaker of the 
day. He is certain to bring a message that will be important to all interested in the cream- 
ery 

The Hankinson band will furnish music during the afternoon, and a fine lunch will be 
served to everyone attending and there will be favors for the ladies and gents. The Cream- 
ery will be spic and span, and you are invited to came in and make yourself at home by 
Manager Landeen. 

Prizes are being awarded by the committee, the same being enumerated on another page 

of this paper. 

The ORGANIZATION 

The organization of a creamery was long considered feasible by prominent citizens of 
this community, and after much agitation a meeting was called for Monday, January 14th, in 
the basement of the Congregational Church. Forty five farmers and an equal number of town 
people attended this meeting, at which officials of the Land 0' Lakes Creameries attended. 
Before this meeting closed twenty two farmers had signed as members, and purchased shares. 
Temporary directors were Otto Muehler, George Stack, Mike Birnbaum, George Schultz, Fred 
Pankow, Peter Krump and Robert Bladow. 

Other meetings followed and plans were discussed, and on Aprl 15th the Kiwanis decided 
to close the drive with a whirlwind finish. One hundred men had already signed and fifty 
more were needed. On July 1st the officers announced that sufficient stock had been sub- 
scribed for to assure the building of the creamery, and in honor of the event a celebration 
was held at Lake Elsie, at which all the people of the community were invited to attend, 
and about everybody accepted. 

During the afternoon of that day a permanent organization was effected. The following 
directors were elected: Joseph Duba, George Stack, George Schulz, Mike Wirtz, Otto Muehler 
and Peter Krump. The directors named Joseph Duba, President, and F. J. Pankow, Vice Presid- 
ent, with Albert Pribbernow, Secretary. It was announced that 165 shares were sold. 

The work of creating a sentiment for the creamery, organizing those interested, super- 
vising the details, has been a collosal undertaking, and there are many men of this commun- 
ity who are certainly entitled to special mention, but the bulk of the credit must go to 
the Kiwanis and the farmers themselves, both of whom have been active in assuring the success 
ot this undertaking, and whom, we have every reason to believe, will continue with a whole 
heartied boosting. ********** September 19, 1929 

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KILLED in AUTO ACCIDENT NEAR BRITTON SATURDAY 
Friends of the Ad. Starin family will learn with regret of the tragic death of their 
son, Richard, age 35, who was killed when his automobile went into the ditch near Britton, 
SD., Saturday. The Starins formerly resided near Wyndmere, but for many years have owned 
the summer resort at the west end of Ottertail Lake, a resort well known to Hankinson fisher- 
men, who are always royally entertained at the Starin place. Deceased was unmarried and had 
been in active charge of the resort up to the time of his death. The funeral was held at 
Wyndmere on Wednesday. ********** September 19, 1929 

Mr. Paul Witte, left Friday for Wabasha, MN., to attend the funeral of his sister, 
Mrs. J. Waller ich. ********** September 19, 1929 

FRED SCHUETT, PIONEER RESIDENT BURIED WEDNESDAY 

Fred Schuett, of Lidgerwood, pioneer resident of Richland County, passed away Saturday 
at 6:30 PM. , at the Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, following an illness of four months 
duration. A month ago his illness became very critical and he was taken to Minneapolis for 
treatment by a specialist, but to no avail. 

Deceased was born on March 19th, 1864, in Germany, and came to the United States in 1874 
settling first at Mayville, HI., and in 1879 he came to North Dakota, with his uncle Wm. Boe- 
lke. In 1883, he was united in the holy bonds of wedlock to Miss Emma Lueck of Moran Town- 
ship, and four years later took up a homestead in Richland County. About twelve years ago 
he retired from farming and moved to Lidgerwood to make his home . 

Funeral services, which were very largely attended, were held in Lidgerwood, Rev. Clo- 
eter "preaching the sermon. He is survived by a loving wife, four daughters and one son: 
two brothers, Wm. Schuett, of Hankinson, and Chas. Schuett, of Great Bend; two sisters, Mrs. 
Hugo Macheel, and Mrs. Peter Hentz, also of Hankinson. 

**** * ** ** * September 26, 1929 

MRS. FRED KNACK DIED THURSDAY 

Another one of the older settlers of the city of Hankinson passed away on Thursday even- 
ing, Sept. 19th, at 9:50 o'clock. Mrs. Fred Knack being called to her Heavenly Home, follow- 
ing about three years illness, from cancer, which was the cause of death. 

Funeral services were held at Emmanuel Evangelical Church, the edifice where Grandma 
Knack worshipped, Sunday afternoon, Sept. 22nd, Rev. Meier, pastor of the church conduct- 
ing the services. A large number of friends and relatives here gathered to pay their last 
respects to one of kindly and Christian character who had lived among them for so many years. 

Deceased was born at Heuhoff , in Germany, and baptized at Carzig, and confirmed at Jac- 
obsdorf, near Naugard, in Pommeran. 

Miss Hoeffs was married to Fred Radloff while in Germany, and to this union eight child- 
ren were born: Robert, Emma, Henry, Gustav, Fred, Martha, Frank and Richard. In 1879 her 
husband passed away, and in 1892 she with part of her family left the old home country and 
came to America. After a short stay on a farm near Hankinson they moved to the city where 
they had since resided. Four of her children remained in Germany. 

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Later she was united in marriage to Fred Knack, who passed away in 1923. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: four children in Germany, Robert, Emma, Henry and 
Gustav, and the other four children, who reside in Hankinson: Fred Radloff, Martha (Mrs. 
Oscar Kahn) , Frank and Richard Radloff, besides thirty one grandchilren, of whom twenty one 
are in America, and a host of true friends. 

****** *** * September 26, 1929 

PIONEER WOMAN CALLED BY DEATH 

The Angel of Death called a pioneer woman of Hankinson on Friday, Mrs. Edward P. LaQua 
passing away Friday at 4 AM., following a long illness. 

Johanna Woiwade was born on May 30th, 1862, and died on Sept. 20th, at the age of 67 
years. She came to the United States from Germany with her parents at the age of 7 years and 
the family settled near Jordan, MN. A few years later they moved on a farm near Mantador, 
and later moved to Hankinson. She has resided in Richland County nearly a half century. In 
1882, she was united in marriage to Edward P. LaQua and this union was blessed with seven 
children, one little girl died in infancy. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: the six children, Mrs. F. A. Leavitt, ST. Paul, MN., 
Joseph A. LaQua, of Kensal, Mrs. Marian L. Studnicka, Frank J. and Edward J., residing in 
Hankinson and Sister M. Edouarda, of St. Paul. 

A multitude of friends made during a half century spent in this vicinity are filled with 
deep sorrow at the loss of "Grandma LaQua, who by deeds of kindness and noble acts had 
endeared herself to all who came in contact with her'.' 

~~~ Funeral services were conducted on Monday at 10 AM., from St. Philips Church, Rev. Jos. 
F. Studnicka conducting the service. Burial was made in Calvary Cemetery. 

Relatives attending the funeral from out of the city were: Mrs. F. A. Leavitt and Sister 
Edouarda, of St. Paul; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. LaQua from Kensal, Mrs. Wm. LaQua, Lucy LaQua, 
Mrs . Mary Cronin , Lake City , MN . , Mrs . John Riester , Mrs . Ann LaQua and Mr . and Mrs . Linton 
Haase, of Wabasha, MN. , Mrs. Catherine O'Neill, Mr. and Mrs. C. 0. Tvidten, of Kensal, ND. 

****** * * * * September 26, 1929 

TWO SAD MESSAGES 

Mrs. J. P. Ehr received a message on Tuesday conveying news of the death of her sister, 
at Verndale, and a few hours later another telling of the death of Grandma Gochie at Morris, 
MN. The Ehr family, accompanied by Mrs. Mack and Lillian Mack, of New Effington, and Joe 
Tix left at once to attend the funeral which was held at Verndale, Friday morning. Mr. and 
Mrs. Goochie will be remembered in Hankinson where she resided at one time. 

********** September 26, 1929 

DEATH of W. W. HALL 
Word has been received that Mr. W. W. Hall died at his home in Minneapolis, MN., on 
Thursday, from injuries sustained in a fall which happened some time ago. 

Mr. Hall is well known in this vicinity, having traveled as fruit agent in this terr- 
itory for the past thirty years . 

********** October 10, 1929 

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MRS. MOURER'S NIECE MET TRAGIC DEATH 

The following account of the tragic death of Ella Woodward, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
H. Woodward, nee Frances Bruner, and niece of Mrs. P. W. Mourer, of Greendale Township, is 
taken from the Claryville News : 

When a shotgun in the hands of her brother was accidently discharged late Tuesday, Ella 
Woodward, 17, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Woodward, Claryville, Campbell County, Kentucky, 
was instantly killed at her home. A verdict of accidental death was given by Coroner Walter 
B. Hughes of Campbell County. 

The family had just finished the evening meal when the brother, Ernest Woodward, left 
the table, picked up the shotgun and walked into the back yard. His sister remained seated 
at the table. A moment later the window in the kitchen was shattered and the full charge 
of the gun struck the girl in the face . 

The brother told Coroner Hughes the trigger of the weapon evidently caught on a twig. 

********** October 10, 1929 

George P. Gassner, former resident of Lidgerwood, died in California last week. 

********* * October 10, 1929 

LITTLE GIRL DIED of PNEUMONIA 

Carol Jane Kretchman was born on May 8th, 1923, and passed into the great beyond on 
October 15th, at the early age of 6 years, 5 months and one week. She was the beloved 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Kretchman, of Hankinson, ND., in which town she spent her 
all too short life. Jane was a child of tender affections, a sweet and generous disposit- 
ion and a great favorite among her playmates and all who knew her. 

She looked forward throughout the summer with child-like anticipation to the time when 
she would enter school, but alas, she was only there about a month when she was taken with 
a severe cold which developed into a bronchial pneumonia and in spite of all the care and 
medical attention she passed away to the happy land. 

It was only three Sundays ago that she took part in the Rally Day program at the Congre- 
gational Church, when, as many remarked, she did so well and looked so sweet. During the 
earlier days of her sickness she would often sing her favorite hymn "Silent Night, Holy Nigh' 
and say her little prayers and scripture . 

Many friends will long remember Jane as the little flower girl at two local weddings, 
one of which was a church wedding held only last June, when, with her little companion the 
ring bearer, the duties were carried out so admirably. 

Her untimely death came as a great shock to the neighborhood as well as a great shock 

to her loving parents and relatives, in the midst of which sorrow and grief we can but seek 

for comfort and consolation in the belief that God had a wise purpose in calling her to him 

self. 

Wan sorrow came a-knocking 

A-nocking at my door: 

"I seek the little maid" she said, 

"I always missed before." 
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But. I smiles on Sorrow, 

"Nay, lay on me your rod: 

My little maid is past you now." 

I said, "She's gone to God." 

Old wisdom, with his wrinkles 

Prayed me to let him in, 

Quoth he, "he learning 'slong and long: 

"our child had best begin." 

"Begin to be like you, sir." 

I cried, "so wise and sad?" 

She's learning in a better school 

To know and still be glad. 

The gray old years come crowding 

But then I bade be gone, 

"There's nothing left me now," I said, 

"Ye may lay hands upon, 

Nor youth, nor joy, nor June time 

Yet this doth all repay 

My little girl in Heaven will be 

My little maid alway." 

Funeral services were held from the home in charge of the Rev. G. R. Mc Keith. After a 
short Scripture and Prayer, Mr. R. T. Tolo sang the favorite hymn, "Silent Night, Holy Night 

The public service was held at the Congregational Church where a large congregation 
assembled to show their sympathy, with the parents and friends, and their respects to the 
little girl who was loved by all. The special hymns chosen were, "Safe in the Arms of Jesus" 
sang as a solo by Mr. Tolo, and "Some Sweet Day, By and By" by a quartette, Miss Eunice Karl- 
strom, Mrs. C. H. Backstrom, Messrs, Carl H. Backstrom and Realf T. Tolo, with Mrs. John 
Wickman at the piano. The service was conducted by the Rev. G. R. McKeith, who gave an app- 
ropiate address . 

The pall bearers were the Misses Alyce Merrifield, Helen Bergman, Evelyn Wickman, Marion 
Stock, Lois Scribner and Mildren Ingerson. The floral offerings were very beautiful, which 
included those from the Congregational Church and Sunday School, North Star Garage employees, 
The Eastern Star, Masonic Lodge, and Hankinson Band, and numerous friends. 

Relatives from out of town were Mrs. M. E. Stine , Minneapolis, MN., Miss Sophia Kretch- 
man, Hunter, ND. , Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Hanson and family and Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Hanson and 
family, of Lidgerwood, and numerous friends from Lidgerwood. The body was laid to rest in 

Hillside Cemetery. Contributed 

********** October 17, 1929 

GLEANED from NEARBY PAPERS The death of H. H. Harrington, one of the pioneers of 

Dexter Township, occurred on October 3rd. 

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(Same Column) Frank Meyers, for 20 years a resident of Fairmount, dropped dead at 
his home on Tuesday of last week from heart failure. 

********.*** 

October 17, 1929 

DEATH of PROMISING YOUNG MAN 
Word was received yesterday of the death at Ann Arbor, MI., of Gerhard, second son of 
Rev. and Mrs. T. Hinck of Great Bend. Gerhard was a student of theology at Concordia Sem- 
inary at St. Louis, needing one year to complete his course. He had been working in an 
automobile factory in Flint, MI., when he was stricken with typhoid fever about three weeks 
ago. He was removed to Ann Arbor, where a sister lives and where he passed away. Rev HinO: 
is expected to return with the body today, Thursday, or Friday. The funeral will be conduct- 
ed on Sunday from the Lutheran Church at Great Bend. 

********** 

October 31, 1929 

C P. Sherwood, for 47 years the publisher of the DeSmet News, and President of the 
South Dakota Press Association, died last week. "His passing will leave a real vacancy in 
the ranks of South Dakota Journalism." . . . .Sisseton Courier.... 

(Mr. Sherwood was an uncle of the editor of the Hankinson News.) 

********** _.. 

October 31, 1929 

DEATH of MRS. GROTTE 

Mrs. Marie Grotte died at the home of her son, Ole Grotte, north of town on Tuesday 
morning, Oct. 22nd, after an illness of about three weeks. She was bom in Norway on May 
28th, 1843, and was a little over 85 years of age. 

The funeral will be held at the home next Sunday, Adolph Nelson of the Christian Church 
conducting the services. Interment was made in Thompson Cemetery. Her daughter, Mrs. Fred 
Coppin, of Hankinson, was with her during her illness. ...New Effington News.... 

********** October 31, 1929 

MRS. WILHELMINA KRAUSE DIED WEDNESDAY 

Mrs. Wilhelmina Krause, died yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock, following an illness of 
several months duration, of cancer, at the home of her son, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Krause, north 
of this city, at the age of 86 years. 

Deceased was a pioneer woman of Richland County coming from Wisconsin when the county 
was being settled, and spent the balance of her life on the same farm north of town. 

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon from the home at 2 o'clock and from 
Belford Church at 2:30. Rev. Cordts being in charge. Interment will be at the Belford Cem- 
etery. Surviving to mourn their loss are three brothers, four sisters, three sons, Charles, 
Paul and Henry, and four daughters, Mrs. Gustave Paulson, Mrs. John Polfus, Mrs. Wm. Weiss ' 
and Mrs. Robert Dumpke . Her husband preceded her in death many years ago. 

November 7, 1929 
CLYDE OLIVER DIED 

Clyde Oliver, who was so badly injured in an accident last week, died at the hospital 

at Graceville, MN. Funeral services were held Thursday at New Effington. 

********** 

November 7, 1929 
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LITTLE TWINS DIED A FEW HOURS APART 
The little twin babies of Mr. and Mrs. Pre* Shuster, Marlin and Margaret, died within 
a few hours of eath other, one passing away Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock and the other Sat- 
urday. Pneumonia was the cause of the deaths. 

Puneral services were held at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rev. Meier officiating. 

********** 

November 7, 1929 
PIONEER CITIZEN LAID TO REST 

« Tl TV" Ea "" a " ei " a " Bohn were heia Ftlaay * ft «"°°" «*■ <*• «««■•» <*««*. 

Rev. H. Schumacher, of Summit Township, officiated *,y-4„„ m. 

P ' orric:Lat ed during the absence of Rev. Hinck, who was 
unable to be here on account of the serious m„«. a u 

serious illness and subsequent death of his son, Gerhardt 
at Ann Arbor, MI. ' uernardt 

Edward ^ Bonn was bom in Geiglit Z , Kreis Regenwalde, in Pom^eran, Cermany on Ju ly 
22 1850. He ca^e to America in 1870 and settled in Iron Ridge, wi. In 1872, he came to 

o wiitr tt two miies north of Great Bend - ° n N ° vember 2?th ' i873 ' ^ - 

to Wilhelmina Fisher. To this union fourteen children were born. 

After their marriage they homesteaded a farm south of Great Bend, on what is now known 
as the Mrs. Hertha Bohn farm. It was during the first few years of their married life thai 
Mr Bonn was employed by the government on flat boat work on the Red River between Brecken- 
ridge and Winnipeg, Canada. 

During the outbreak of the Indians in 1874 and 1876, Mr. Bohn, along with several others 
was employed by the government to guard the Indians. They went west as far as what is now 
known as the Yellowstone National park/ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^^^ ^^ 
leave in the spring and return late in the fall . 

Mr. Bonn has often related his experiences of the severe winters and with little to do 
with, often it was necessary for them to walk to Breckenridge for supplies 

Mr Bonn leaves to mourn his departure, one son, W. C. Bohn, three daughters, Mrs. Rud- 
olph Gollnick, Mrs. August Schultz and Mrs. Herman Manske. Twelve grandchildren and three 
great granchildren . His wife preceeded him in death three years ago. 

The pall bearers were his nephews, Henry E. Urban and Harry Bohn, Alvin Schultz, wilbert 
Manske and Herman Gollnick. Mable Bohn and Mrs. Walter Mohs acted as flower bearers 

Mr. Bohn was a man of splendid habits, loved by all who new hi,, being genial and court- 
eous to all. Having been a founder of the German Lutheran Church of which he was a member 
till the time of his death. 

His health during the past 2 years was failing him but not until two weeks prior to his 

death was he confined to his bed And all «-!,=.«. ■< * ,_ a 

• And a11 that lovin 9 h ^ds could do was done without avail 
he passed to the great beyond. 

Many friends were in attendance at the last sad rites and the many beautiful floral 
tributes gave mute testimony of the high esteem in which the departed one was held rhe 
earthly remains were laid to rest in the German Lutheran Cemetery and there, on the brow of 
the hill overlooking the home he loved the best, he will peacefully sleep until the resurre- 
ction morn Farmer - Globe 

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Mrs. Otto Zill of Ann Arbor, MI., Miss Rose Hinck, who is employed in Minneapolis and 
Mr. Waldamore Hinck, who is attending the Seminary at St. Louis, MO., left for their resp- 
ective destinations on Monday, on # 106, after being called by the death of their brother 
Gerhardt. ********** November 7, 1929 

GREAT BEND. .. .Despite the disagreeable weather and road conditions the Lutheran Church 
was crowded to capacity last Sunday afternoon when friends of the community and surrounding 
towns attended the funeral services of Gerhardt Hinck. 

Services in the home were conducted by the Rev. Natcheim of Minneapolis. The church 
services were conducted by the Rev. Cloeter of Lidgerwood and Rev. Klausler of Hankinson, 
who gave very inspiring sermons in the German and English language respectively. 

Special songs were rendered by the choir and children's choir. Pall bearers were mem- 
bers of his Confirmation Class, namely, Carl Zeigleman, Alfred Beling, Paul Bohn, Richard 
Muehler, and Ernest Bohn. 

Members of his immediate family to attend were his parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Hinck, 
Ewaldt, and Bertha of Great Bend, Mrs. Otto Zill, Ann Arbor, MI., Mrs. Fred Jasmer, Hankin- 
son, Marie, Rose and Walter, Minneapolis, Albert of Havre, MT., Waldmore of the Lutheran 
Theological Semi nary at St. Louis, MO., and John of Ellendale. 

The body was laid to rest in the Lutheran Cemetery, The Rev. Schumacher of Summit in 
charge of the services there. 

********** November 7, 1929 

GREAT BEND. Funeral services were held at the Lutheran Church last Friday for Herman 

Bohn, one of the early pioneers here. In the absence of Rev. Hinck, the Rev. Schumacher of 
Summit, conducted the services. He delivered a most inspiring sermon, in both German and 
English. A special song was rendered by the male chorus. 

His grandsons, H. A. Gollnick, Harry Bohn, Alvin Schultz, villard Manske, Urban and 
Henry Bohn acted as pall bearers . 

********* * November 7, 1929 

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Merrifield and Mrs. T. W. Robey and Mrs. George Schuett attended the 
funeral of Mrs. Burton at Wahpeton on Wednesday. 

********** November 7, 1929 

GLEANED from NEARBY PAPERS Thomas Huhn, one of the earliest settlers and best known 

men in Roberts County passed quietly from this life to the next at his home in Claire City 
about 10 o'clock Sunday morning, Nov. 2nd, 1929. Death resulted from heart trouble and ills 
incident to his advanced age . 

********** November 7, 1929 

HANS PATERSON 
Hans Paterson, one of the early settlers in this community, died on Saturday morning. 
The cause of his death was old age . He was 87 years and 10 months old and had been quite 

feeble for the past few years . LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

********** November 7, 1929 

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DROPS DEAD AFTER CAR MISHAP 

Nicholas Nannig, one of the old residents of this section, died from heart failure 
Saturday evening after his car had been smashed into by a car driven by Al Monson. Nannig, 
and his son Leo, were on 81 near Tyler, going north, when their lights went out, and as they 
got out to fix them two cars approached from opposite directions and did not see the strand- 
ed car. 

The one going north struck the Nannig car in the rear, and both the Monson and the Nan- 
nig car were badly smashed. After the accident all parties stood about the scene of the 
accident, talking, when Mr. Nannig collapsed. He was rushed to the Breckenridge Hospital, 
but died before reaching there. Mr. Nannig and son were clear of the car when the smash 

came . No one was blamed for the accident. FAIRMOUNT NEWS 

********** November 14, 1929 

LAST RITES HELD FOR AGED WAHPETON WOMAN 

WAHPETON, ND., Nov. 26th Funeral services were conducted here today from St. John's 

Church for Mrs. Mary Oster, 84, who died on Sunday. She settled in the vicinity of Great 
Bend more than fifty years ago. Her husband, Simon Oster survives, with the following child- 
ren: Mathew, Lidgerwood; Joe, Ranier, MN.; Anthony, Wahpeton; Hubert, Ranier, and Mrs. Cath- 
erine Davis, Rice Lake, MN. Father J. A. Thiel conducted the final rites and burial was in 
Calvary Cemetery. ********** November 28, 1929 

Frank Stough arrived on Saturday from Jackson, MN., where he had been to attend the 
funeral of his mother, Mrs. Stough, who died on Sunday of last week. Funeral services were 
held last Tuesday at Spencer, Iowa. 

******* *** November 28, 1929 

Message was received here from Minot, ND., that Pete Tahelka, formerly of Wahpeton, 
had died there. Mrs. Wm. Popp left Wednesday for that city to attend the funeral 

********** November 28, 1929 

GLEANDED FROM NEARBY PAPERS John Kriz, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Kris of 

Lidgerwood, died Monday from injuries sustained when he fell from a horse. The boy was 13 
years old. + + + + + + + + + + 

John Kueszynski, of Geneseo, died in the Veteran's Hospital in Fargo and funeral services 
were conducted by the Lidgerwood A. L. Post. 

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FORMER WYNDMERE MAN ENDS LIFE 

Emil J. Leinan, former Wyndmere resident, ended his life by drinking poison on Nov. 
19th, at Crookston, MN., where he was the proprietor of a restaurant. Despondency over 
financial affairs was believed to have been the cause of his act. 

He is survived by a widow and a daughter. He was fifty years old. Mr. Leinan was 
well known in Wyndmere, where he operated a restaurant and confectionary establishment 
some years ago. ....WYNDMERE NEWS.... 

**** ** * *** November 28, 1929 

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MRS. A. W. LINDQUIST DIES 
Mrs. A. W. Lindquist, a former resident of Fairmount, died Saturday night, Nov. 23rd, 
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. D. Mcintosh at Fergus Falls, MN., after an extended 
illness . Funeral services were held Monday morning from the family home at Wahpeton after 
which the body was taken to Ortonville, where burial was made. ...FARMER GLOBE.... 

********** December 5, 1929 

WM. MOVIUS DIED IN CALIFORNIA 
Word has been received in this city of the death of William Movius at his home in Calif- 
ornia. Mr. Movius was formerly a resident and pioneer of Lidgerwood and was well known thro- 
ughout this community. *********** 
a December 12, 1929 

MRS. ANNA PUTTMAN 
Mrs. Anna Puttman, a former resident of this city, who has resided at Long Beach, CA. , 
the past six years, died at the home of her son Fred Puttman at Long Beach, on November 27th. 
She was 67 years old on that day and her death was due to heart trouble. 
LIDGERWOOD MONITOR ********* * December 12, 1929 

DEATH of FORMER HANKINSON MAN 

Fred Burrows passed away at his home in Minneapolis last Saturday, according to word 
received by friends in this city. Funeral services were held on Wednesday afternoon. Death 
was due to heart failure . 

For many years Mr. Burrows operated a boarding home and livery barn in this city, but 
in 1921, they moved to Minneapolis, where he had since made his home. 

He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. O'Reidy, of Kansas and Mrs. Olson, 
of Minneapolis and two sons, Raymon of Minneapolis, and Ralph, of Ottowa, Canada. One 
daughter passed away two months or so ago. 

*********** December 12, 1929 

MRS. HERMAN TIEGS PASSED AWAY 

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock, from the Belford Church, north 
of town, for Mrs. Herman Tiegs, who passed away at her home on Tuesday night. Rev. Cordts 
conducting the services. 

Mrs. Tiegs was a pioneer woman of this community, having homesteaded the farm now occ- 
upied by Robert Tiegs , and after many years on the home place moved to Hankinson with her 
husband where she resided for about 15 years. The family then returned back to the homestead 
where she spent the remaining vears of her life with her son, Robert. 

Deceased had been ill only a week, and early Tuesday her condition became very critical 
and at 11:30 that night she passed away at the age of 86 years. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: three sons, Frank and Robert, of Hankinson, Herman 
Tiegs of Ellendale , and two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Heine of Ellendale, and Mrs. Carl Bellin 
of Lidgerwood. Her husband preceeded her in death four years ago. 

********** December 19, 1929 

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MRS. ANTON FINSTAD SERVICES ARE TODAY 

WYNDMERE, ND. , Dec. 18th Funeral services were held here today for Mrs. Anton 

Fins tad, who died on Sunday. 

A resident of a township near Wyndmere for 37 years, she is survived by her husband. 
One daughter preceeded her in death. 

********** 

December 19, 1929 

A. F. BONZER DIED IN CALIFORNIA 

A telegram from Long Beach, CA. , this afternoon, just as we were closing the forms 
of this issue, tells us of the sudden death of A. F. Bonzer, a former resident of this city, 
who for several years has been a resident of Long Beach, CA- 

No particulars are known here at this writing. No reports of any illness are known 
here. He was about 68 years old. 

The deceased was engaged in business in this city for a long time previous to the time 
he located in California. 

His sons, C. A. and Arthur F. of this city plan to leave tonight for California to 
attend the funeral. In a later issue further details will be given. . .LIDGERWOOD MONITOR.. 

********** 

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Frundt returned last Friday from Shokopee, MN., where they attended 
the funeral of her father, Mr. Adams, who died following a paralytic stroke, as mentioned 
in this paper two weeks ago. 

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Mr. and Mrs. W. Thomas left Sunday for Carrington, ND., to attend the funeral of his 
mother, who passed away on Saturday. 

********** 

December 19, 1929 

FORMER GREAT BEND FARMER DEAD 
Martin Kubacki, of Genesco, former Creat Bend homesteader, died Friday at his home, 
following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held on Monday. 

********** December 26, 1929 

GRIMSRUD FREED MURDER CHARGE 
Arthur Grimsrud, the- young Hillhead man whose car struck and killed Henry Stelling, 
north of Breckenridge early last summer, was freed by the grand jury of Richland County'last 
week. The jury, according to its report, found no cause to indict, and reported the accid- 
ent as an unavoidable one. The same jury indicted Cornelius Horn of Moorhead, the driver 
of a truck that caused the death of Miss Gerturde Kutzer of Fairmount. The accident happened 
a short distance south of Breckenridge in August of this year. Horn was driving a truck with 
a wide platform body, and in meeting the Kutzer closed car, the corner of the platform plowed 
through the Chevrolet body nearly severing one arm and one leg of the young lady who was driv- 

ln * the Car tTEW EFFINGTON RECORD December 26, 1929 

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WIEBKE MAGDALENE LANGFELDT 

The death of Mrs. Wiebke Magdalene Langfeldt, wife of Carl Langfeldt, occurred on 
Tuesday, December 17th, 1929, after a long illness. Her death was due to complication 
of diseases. 

The deceased was born at Dolve, Germany, on October 23rd, 1869, and came to America 
in 1889. She was married to Carl Langfeldt in 1893, at Luverne, MN., and came to Lidger- 
wood to reside in 1905. In 1914 she moved to Claire City. She had been ailing for a 
long time and had the best of medical skill but that failed to find a remedy for her ail- 
ments LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 



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December 26, 1929 



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MRS. LOUISE SCHAFER CALLED in DEATH 
Mrs. Louise Schafer, pioneer woman of Richland County, passed awa y at her home in thi- 
ct y at S o'clock Tuesday night, at the advanced a g e o f Bl ye ars. Mrs. Schafer h ad e 
» W-, health for many years, and last Sunday her condition became serious 

Mrs. schafer was bom in Schlieghem, Province of Hessen, Germany in 1849, 'and in 18 66 
came to America. With her husband she settled in New York and i„, „ 
In IRR, m, later, moved to Pennsylvania 

In 1881 they came to North Dakota, and after a stav a * r= ,*. ^varna. 

, emu cirter a stay at Casselton came to Richland r™,,,*. 
and took up a homestead in E^a Township He «. «„,*,. Richland County, 

a xownsnip. Here the family resided until 1912 when «*«, 
moved to Hankinson where she had since made her home Y 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: three children, B. W. Schafer of Hankinson * rs M 
Jost, of San Pedro, CA.; and Mrs Cha* Ra * ' " Matt 

' anaMrs ' Chas - Bass, of Jefferson, WI., and twenty-three „,„,„,,.,, 
ren. Her husband and three children preceeded her in death 

Funeral services will be held on Friday morning at 10 o'clock from St. Philip's church 
of which she was a devout member. Father Studnicka conducting the services. 

********** 

January 2, 1930 
FUNERAL of PIONEER HELD MONDAY 

carl gaedhe, „ „ tly pion9 „ of th . s co|mun . ty ^^^ 

»**««««. Oec. 27 th. .. ^ „„ suf£eri „ 9 - - « 

age and gradually grew worse. „ d . fe „ Keeks ^^ Ms ^^ ^ °' ° 

wh.r* the Death togel relieved ^ „, his ^^^ °" h ° S] > ltal 

*■ ^ - "°*" «• »«^-. **»eri». Cereany. Dp „» coning to to erica he took 

son in 1922, where they had since made their home. 

Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec 30th fr™, m t. 
ical rs,,,™* * u ■ u ' S home and the E ™nanuel Evangel- 

ical Church, of which Rev. Meier is pastor. 

********** 

January 2, 1930 
JOHN LEATHART ANSWERS FINAL SUMMONS 
John Leathart, Richland County pioneer and ««« * „ ■ 
HH „ y pioneer ^d one of Fairmount's well known and respected 

citizen*, passed away on Monday morning at his home here. respected 

He had been in poor health the east , MP ,^ , e 
with hi. a a ™e past year and a few weeks ago contacted the flu, and 

with hrs advanced age, was unable to overcome the disease 

in uT^"' "" bOE " " 185 ° ^ m " mSl " " h «» h » «- «. na^ood and was „«ied 

Itue b r9Sided "" tU ""' Uhe ° " e ^ d to "*-"■* - — hhe .ere- 

antile business with his brother Charles Ho 1=+ u t_ 

. . carles. He later bought his brother's interest in the 

business and then took his sons into f-ho *. • 

sons into the business with him, and disposed of the store two 

years ago FAIRMOUNT NEWS 

********** January 2, 1930 

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LIDGERWOOD NEWS Mr. Harry Stone returned from Baltimore, MD., Sunday, where he was 

called by the death of his father. 

********** January 2, 1930 

BRANDENBERG ITEMS News of the death of William Maas , of Leaf Valley, MN., was recei- 
ved among his relatives; and friends on Christmas Day, with much regret. He had lived in 
Great Bend, ND., for many years. He leaves to mourn his departure, one daughter, Mrs. E. C. 
Whiting, of Willow River, MN. , and one sister, Mrs. Brueske, of Garfield, MN., where he made 
his home most of the time. Funeral services were conduted on Saturday afternoon at the Luth- 
eran Church at Leaf Valley, MN. 

***** ***** January 2, 1930 

WM. LOEBKE DIED 

William Luebke, who was born on August 17th, 1840, in Germany, died at the home of his 
daughter, Mrs. Albert Dessen at Barney, on Friday, Dec. 13th, at the age of 89 years. Old 
age is given as the cause of death. 

He is survived by his daughters, Mrs. Dessen of Barney, and Mrs. C. P. Robinson of Los 
Angeles, CA.; three sons, August and Charles, of Mooreton, and William of Kiester, MN. 
Nineteen grandchildren also survive him. His wife died thirty two years ago. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday at 1 o'clock PM. , from the Dessin home in Barney 
and at 1:45 from the Peace Lutheran Church in Barney. Rev. A. Bachanz was in charge of the 
service, part of which was conducted in the German language, and the remainder in English. 
Interment was at the Peace Cemetery. 

— ********** January 2, 1930 

Mrs. Fred Kath and daughter, Agnes and Alice Ebel drove to Lidgerwood Friday, to attend 
the funeral of Richard Radloff 's baby. 

********** January 9, 1930 

MRS. B. W. CLABAUGH DIES 
This week we are called upon to write the obituary of one of our most highly respected 
and prominent citizens, Mrs. C. W. Clabaugh, who passed away to her eternal reward at Swan- 
ville, MN., at 10 o'clock Sunday evening, Dec. 29th. 

The community as a whole knew the departed sister and when the word reached them on Mon- 
day telling of her demise, a shadow of sorrow spread over our little city, which has seldom 
been experienced before. None knew her but to love her, none spoke of her but praise. 
Those are the sentiments and feelings that are expressed for the kind and lovable woman she 

has been called. FAIRMOUNT NEWS 

********** January 9, 1930 

CHESTER SLOCUM PASSES AWAY 

Chester Slocum, a former well known resident of this place, died last Saturday morning 
at his home at Bowder, ND., after a two days ' s illness. The body was brought to Fairmount 
and the funeral held on Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist Church, Rev. L. E. Dickinson in 

charge, and interment made in the cemetery south of town FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... 

********** January 9, 1930 

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DEATH NEW EFFINGTON FIRE AFTERMATH 
Ernest Dalin, died Friday at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge , death being 
caused by pneumonia. 

Funeral services were held Sunday at New Effington and were attended by Hankinson peopl< 
who were related to the deceased. 

Mr. Dalin was well known in this community, he having been engaged in business in our 
neighboring city for many years . 

Deceased had been ailing for some two years, and during the fire at New Effington last 
week, contracted a severe cold which resulted in his death. 

********** January 9, 1930 

JOSEPH MEIDE DIED JAN. 4th 
Joseph Meide died on January 4th, at the home of his son, Mr. and Mrs. D. Meide, in 
Hankinson, heart trouble being the cause of death. 

Deceased was 80 years old and was a resident of Hankinson for many years. Funeral 
services were held at Browderville , MN., on Monday morning at 10 o'clock. Surviving to mourn 
their loss are: nine children, his wife . Two children preceeded him in death. 

********** January 9 , 1930 

SUDDEN DEATH OF GREAT BEND PIONEER 

The community was grieved to learn of the sudden death of George Dosch, pioneer farmer 
of Great Bend, which occurred at his home on Wednesday morning at 4 AM, a few hours after 
he was taken ill. 

—Mr. Dosch was 67 years old and was in good health at noon on Tuesday. After dinner 
he went out into the farmyard to do some work, being accompanied by his son, Simon. While 
attending to the tank heater he was stricken and fell down. He was taken indoors by his son. 
A physician was called but medical assistance was of no avail and he passed away without 
regaining complete consciousness . 

George Dosch came to the Great Bend community in the early nineties from Ontario, Canada, 
and settled on a farm in Brandenburg Township where he had since made his home . 

Surviving to. mourn their loss are three daughters residing at Kidder, SD., and one son 
Simon. His wife preceeded him in death last June. 

Funeral services will be held at the Methodist Church in Great Bend on Friday afternoon 

at 2 o'clock, Rev. Schroeder conducting the services. 

********** January 16, 1930 

ELAINE EBEL DIES 
Elaine Ebel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas . Ebel, living in Grant Township, died on 
Monday. Her death was due to diphtheria and she had been ill only a few hours. There are 
five other children in the family and two of them are ailing with the disease, but prevent- 
ive medicine has been used and it is believed they will recover. The little one was three 

years old and the funeral was private LIDGERWOOD MONITOR.... 

********** January 16, 1930 

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DOMNICK GRUBA DIED JANUARY 10 

Domnick Gruba, a resident of this city for the past seventeen years, passed away at 
the local hospital on Friday morning at 4 o'clock. Mr. Gruba was taken ill about Christmas 
time with influenza and later pneumonia developed, which caused his untimely demise. 

Deceased was born in Grenville, SD., in 1895, and in 1913 moved to Hankinson, where he 
had since made his home. 

A loving wife, and two little children, one three years and the other three months sur- 
Vive to mourn their loss; also his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Gruba, one sister, Mrs H 
Miller of Cakes, a brother, Joe J. Gruba, of S. St. Paul, and many friends throughout the 
community . 

Funeral services were held at St. Philips church on Monday morning at 10 o'clock, Fr. 
Studnicka conducting the ritual. 

********** 

January 16, 1930 

Ernest Kenly, farm laborer of Center Township, committed suicide by hanging, sometime 

last week. The body was found by Miss Edith Sandeen, a school teacher. 

********** 

January 16, 1930 

ANTON PEDERSON MEETS TRAGIC DEATH. 
Anton Pederson, 74 years old, who resided on a farm 3 miles northeast of Veblen, was 
killed Sunday evening, Jan. 5th, when a vicious bull knocked him down and crushed his left 
breast. 

Mr. Pederson went out to the barn, his son being absent, and while leading the bull to 
water, met his death. 

Mrs. Pederson, becoming alarmed when he did not come in from the barnyard went to look 
for him at about 5 o'clock but didn't find him. when the son came home about an hour later 
and was told that his father had not yet come in from the barnyard, he went in search of him, 
finding his lifeless body near the barn. 

The news of the accident was rapidly spread through the neighborhood and caused universal 
grief, the deceased and his family being highly esteemed by all. ...VEBLEN ADVANCE... 

********** January 16, 1930 

FAIRMOUNT MAN FOUND DEAD 
County Coroner L. E. Lester was called to Fairmount Township, near the South Dakota 
state line, Saturday by the death of Edward Erickson, a bachelor, who lived alone on his 
farm, which was 160 acres of township 33, south, Fairmount township. Erickson was found 
dead in a water trough. 

Erickson was last seen, Tuesday night in White Rock, SD. He was a ruddy complexioned 
man and was fairly well known here as well as in Fairmount. He has a sister, Mrs. M. Petter- 
son, of New Britton, CT. , and the county officials are hunting for other relatives. 

When there were no lights in Erickson 's home and the stock remained outside, neighbors 
became worried and Paul Sefedt, a neighbor, went over to the farmyard. Erickson was lying 
in the water trough, frozen, with his legs dangling over the side, his hand over his heart 
and his head and shoulders above the water. The body was thrown in up to the waist 

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Erickson had been chopping ice away from the trough, the County Coroner said, and 
must have had a heart attack. He slipped into the water when he sat on the edge of the 
trough and placed his hand over his heart to ease the pain. The body was taken to White 
Rock after the coroner had made his examination. 

An examination of the farm house disclosed mail from relatives on the table dating back 
to 1903. The coroner got in touch with a sister and the body was ordered shipped to New 
Britton for burial. 

While Erickson owned the farm he lived upon, he was known to be rather hard up finan- 
cially, due to bad crop returns the past few years. He lived frugally in his home. A few 
years ago, a nephew lived with him on the farm, but he has been living alone for sometime. 
FARMER - GLOBE ********** January 16, 1930 

Mrs. Jim Hruza died on Friday morning. Funeral services were held for her on Sunday. 
She is survived by a husband and five children. 

********** January 16, 1930 

CARD OF THANKS 
We wish to express our sincere thanks to friends and neighbors for all their help and 
kindness toward us during our bereavement, for floral offerings and sympathy shown us in 

y y * Mrs. Nick Gruba and daughters 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Gruba (So. St. Paul, MN) 
Mr. and Mrs. Huber E. Miller (Oakes, ND.) 

~ Mrs. Ray Connell 

Mr. Ira Frownfelter (Kensal, ND) 

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January 16, 1930 



PIONEER RANKS THINNED BY DEATH 
Mrs. Johanna Medenwaldt 



The ranks of the pioneer settlers of this community are being thinned more and more. 
On Monday, at midnight, at her home in this city, occurred the death of Mrs. Johanna Meden- 
waldt, wife of Ferdinand Medenwaldt, who had for more than 56 years shared with him the joys 
and sorrows of married life . 

Mrs. Johanna Medenwaldt, nee Maltzahn, was born in Pommerania, Germany, on January 14th, 
1855. As a child of two years she came to America, to Iron Ridge, WI., where so many of our 
old settlers lived for a time before coming to the prairies of North Dakota. On Dec. 12th, 
1873, she was married to Ferdinand Medenwaldt. In the fall of 1879 the couple came, with 
their three children, and settled on the Wild Rice. Seven more children were born to them. 

In 1914, they retired from active farming and moved to Hankinson, where they had purchas- 
ed a home. Mrs. Medenwaldt had always enjoyed excellent health until shortly before Christ- 
mas when it was apparent that she was a sufferer from that dread disease, cancer. She died 
on Monday about midnight, at the age of 75 years and 6 days. 

The funeral took place this afternoon from the Lutheran Church of which she had been a 

lifelong member. Rev. Klausler conducting the services. Six grandsons bore her to her last 

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resting place . 

She is survived by her aged husband, eight sons and one daughter, 33 grandchildren and 
15 great-grandchildren. The surviving children are: Albert, Wm. J., Otto, Gustave, Herman, 
Henry, Frederick and Mrs. Alvin Buck. One son, Frank, died in 1923. 

********** January 23, 1930 

MRS. ANNA STACK 
Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Anna Stack, who died on January 
16th, at the Wahpeton Hospital following an illness of pneumonia. The services were in chare 
of Rev. Klausler, and interment was at Hillside Cemetery. 

Mrs. Anna Stack, nee Bladow, was born in Germany. She came to America and settled first 
in Wisconsin, and later moved to Richland County. 

She is survived by one son, Robert, of this city; one daughter, Mrs. Marie Hoefs, of 
Fairmount, two brothers, George Bladow of this city and Charles of Washington, also two sis- 
ters living in Washington and Nebraska; and 14 grandchildren. 

Her husband preceeded her in death ....years ago and she made her home with her daugh- 
ter, Mrs. Hoefs in the Fairmount neighborhood. 

********** January 23, 1930 

AUGUST SWANSON FUNERAL SATURDAY 
Just as we go to press, we learn that August Swanson, pioneer farmer south of town, 
passed away this morning. Mr. Swanson had been in ill health for the past six months. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at the Tyson Church. An obituary 
wilLbe published next week. 

********** January 23, 1930 

PIONEER LADY PASSES AWAY 
WOLCOTT NEWS. . . .Celia A. Knight, well known and highly respected lady of this city, 
passed away at 4 o'clock Wednesday at the 0. S. Opheim residence in this city. 

********** January 23, 1929 

SUDDEN DEATH OF W. C. DENNSTEDT 
Hankinson and community were sadly shocked on Wednesday to learn of the sudden death 
of Mr. W. C. Dennstedt, which occurred at about 5 o'clock in the morning of that day. 

Mr. Dennstedt was in apparently good health, when he retired Tuesday night. Early next 
morning he arose and went downstairs to attend to the fire. When this duty was completed 
he sat down in a chair, where members of the family found him stricken a few minutes later. 
Medical help was summoned, but the slender thread of life had parted. 

Deceased was a pioneer merchant of Richland County, coming from Minnesota, and settling 
first at Fairmount. There he engaged in the hardware business, and later moved to Hankinson 
where he had since made his home . 

Mr. Dennstedt operated a general store in the Grawe block four years ago, when he sold 
out. Since then he has conducted a grocery business in the building occupied by the Chapin 
Jewelry Store. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his wife, two daughters, Florence and Mrs. Beulah 

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Schudy, all of this city; three sons, Lowell of Chicago; and Clarence of Minneapolis; and 
Harold, who is at home here; besides a host of friends made during many years residence in 
Richland County. , 

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but will take place in the Congregational 
Church of which he was a member. 

********** January 30, 1930 

Mr. Charles Spreckles and his mother, Mrs. D. Spreckles, and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dumke 

attended the funeral of Mrs. August Zarling at Breckenridge on Thursday. Mrs. Spreckles 

and Mrs. Zarling are sisters. „. . . . 

? ********** January 30, 1930 

OBITUARY 

Johann August Swanson was born in Vestergottland, Sweden, July 4th, 1863. He immigrated 
to the United States in 1888. He lived for a short time in Wisconsin, then in Walsh County, 
ND., then in the state of Virginia, from where he again returned to North Dakota, shortly be- 
fore the opening of the Lake Traverse Indian Reservation. He filed on the present homestead 
which is a part of that reservation, and made his home there until his death on Thursday 
morning, Jan. 23, 1930. He was, at the time of his death, 66 years, 6 months and 19 days old. 

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Swanson, nee Sunde, whom he married on Jan. 4th, 
1896; four sons: Oscar, Albert, Theodore and Clarence; his daughters; Clara and Alvina; one 
sister, Mrs. Rev. Albert Gilseth, of Harvey, ND. , and one brother, Carl, of Cando, Canada. 
He was preceeded in death by two daughters, Annie Gunhilda and Florence Evelyn. 

We, who remain, will remember brother Swanson as a loving husband, father and brother, 
a good neighbor and dear friend. Many years ago, Mr. Swanson accepted Jesus as his personal 
Savior, and for that reason we rejoice that he will share in the glories of the Kingdom of 
Christ. So we sorrow not as those who have no hope, but look forward to a better resurrect- 
ion, when sorrow and tears have passed away, and death shall be no more. 

Peace be his rest, blessed be his memory. Funeral services were held from the home on 
Saturday afternoon, January 25th, 1930. The services were conducted by Peter Haugen, Elder 
of the church of Jesus Christ, of Reynolds, ND. Interment was made at the Tyson Cemetery. 

********** January 30, 1930 

NEIL MANNING 

Neil Manning, formerly of Geneseo and well known in this vicinity, was found dead at 
Devils Lake on Saturday morning. Another man was with him and the circumstances surround- 
ing the death looked suspicious to the police and the companion was held. It appeared later 
that death was caused by exposure to the cold. 

The family was notified and John Manning, a brother; and Mrs. Andrew Dewey, a sister, 
both of Jamestown, went to Devils Lake to arrange for the funeral, which it was thought 
would be held at Grand Forks where the mother, Mrs. Thomas Manning resides. 

LIDGERWOOD MONITOR... ********** January 30, 1930 

ENRAGED BULL KILLS FARMER 

FORMAN, ND....John Bucher, 63, prominent farmer and livestock breeder, living two miles 

east of here, died on Thurday night, following injuries and exposure resulting from an 

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attack by an infuriated bull. 

When found in the pasture some distance from the barn, he was yet conscious and told 
a neighbor of the attack. Both of his hands were frozen, the right hand solidly to the wrist 
His face and neck were frozen and his face torn. His left chest was crushed. Surviving are 
his widow, a daughter and two sons. 

********** January 30, 1930 

VIRGIL MAROHL 
The death of Virgil Marohl, the eight months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Marohl, 
occurred Sunday afternoon at the hospital where the little one had been brought that morning 
for treatment for pneumonia. 

The funeral was held at the Lutheran Church south of this city this week. 

LIDGEROOD MONITOR ********** January 30, 1930 

FUNERAL for W. C. DENNSTEDT HELD SUNDAY 
The funeral of W. C. Dennstedt was held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock form the Congre- 
gational Church, Rev. Smith conducting the ritual. The services were attended by a very 
large crowd, which attested to the esteem in which the deceased was held in our community. 
The body was taken to Olivia, MN., Mr. Dennstedt' s old home, for burial. 

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ROY OLSON, PIONEER G. N. GENESEO AGENT, DEAD 
The death of Roy Olson occurred at the hopital on Tuesday evening about 11 o'clock, 
after a long illness, cancer, causing his death. 

A funeral service was held in the Masonic Hall in this city on Wednesday, Rev. Langdon 
delivering the funeral discourse and the body was shipped to Fosston on the Great Northern 
train last evening, for interment there. . . . .LIDGERWOOD MONITOR.... 

********** February 6, 1930 

RICHLAND PIONEER DIES 

WAHPETON, ND. Funeral services were held at Barney for H. J. Brosokoske, 72, pioneer 

farmer of Richland County, who died Friday. Nine children, an adopted son and the widow 
survive. ********** February 6, 1930 

GEORGE STROEHL, JR., DIED OF BLOOD POISONING 
The death of George Strehl, Jr., a son of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Stroehl, residing on a farm 
in Moran Township, occurred at the hospital on Wednesday morning after a short illness. 

Some time ago the young man fell on the ice and injured his hand. The injury was not 
thought to be serious. But later it developed into blood poisoning and that caused his death. 
He was born on Sept. 12th, 1914, and was but a few months passed fifteen years of age. 

The funeral services will be held on Friday morning at St. Boniface Church. 
LIDGERWOOD MONITOR ********** February 6, 1930 

THE ANGEL of DEATH HOVERED OVER THE MITCHELL HOME 
Little William Charles Mitchell came to brighten the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Mitchell 
on Oct. 28th, 1929, and was by the Angels carried back into the arms of HIM who said, "Suffer 

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the Little Children to Come Unto ME, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven," on January 30th, 
1930, thus ending his short life here on earth. 

Little William Charles leaves to mourn, his father and mother, to whom he had become 
sweet and very dear. The remains were laid to rest in the Calvary Cemetery, Rev. Jos. F. 
Studnicka conducting the services. 

We had a little treasure once, 

He was our joy and pride. 

We loved him, ah, perhaps too well, 

For soon he slept and died. 

All is dark within our dwelling, 

Lonely are our hearts today 

For the one we loved so dearly, 

Has forever passed away. ....Contributed 

********** February 6, 1930 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LYLE KNOZ 
Funeral services were held on Sunday at Breckenridge for Lyle Knoz, World War veteran, 
who passed away at St. Francis Hospital on Thursday, following a long illness. 

Lyle is survived by his wife (nee Mattie Kuehl, formerly of Hankinson) and five little 
children, Beatrice, Marliss, Dorothy, Leroy and Milton, the latter a baby of two months. 
The American Legion Post of Wahpeton were present and military honors were accorded. 
Mr. and Mrs. Chas . Spreckles, Mrs. Fred Kath, Mr. and Mrs. August Kuehl, Mrs. Margaret 
Brummond and Bill, Gust and Otto Kuehl, attended the funeral. 

********** February 6, 1930 

SONORA. . . .Frieds of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Mitchell will regret to learn that their 

infant son, William, aged three months, passed away at the home of his grandparents, Mr. 

and Mrs. Adam Hipp at Hankinson. Mr. Mitchell formerly resided in this vicinity. 

********** February 6, 1930 

RECEIVED MESSAGE ANNOUNCING FATHER'S DEATH 

H. J. Hanapel left Friday for Mason City, IA., after receiving a telegram announcing 

the death of his father, J. H. Hanapel, which occurred that morning. Funeral services were 

held on Monday. Mr. Hanapel was a resident of Mason City for the past five years going there 

from Bellevue, IA., where he was a pioneer resident. H. J. made the trip to Minneapolis by 

car, and took the train for the Iowa city. He returned home on Wednesday. 

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YOUNG CHILD DIED THURSDAY 

Darrel Brummond, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Brummond, died Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock 

at the local hospital, following an illness of bronchial pneumonia. 

Darrel was 3*5 years old. He was taken ill with measles and later contacted pneumonia 

from which disease he succumbed. Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon from the 

Lutheran Church. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: the parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Brummond, and brothers 

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and sisters. 

Marlys, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Brunnnond, has been seriously ill with 
pneumonia. At this writing her condition is much improved. A trained nurse is in attend- 
ance. ********** February 13, 1930 

FORMER ROSHOLT RESIDENT DIES AFTER ACCIDENT 

On Wednesday, January 22nd, 1930, at Stewartville , MN., Roy Ness, formerly of this 
place was almost instantly killed by a limb striking him on the head. In falling a tree 
it appears it swung out of course and onto another tree from which a limb was thrown with 
great force and hit Roy on the head. His skull was crushed, neck and jaw broken and he died 
almost instantly. He was 18 years old, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ness, formerly of this 
place . 

He was employed in a camp where ties, ect., were being made, along with his father and 
Russell Rose and Spike Gilbert, who witnessed the accident. As all employees of the camp 
were required to carry insurance, the parents of the boy receive as compensation, $7,500.00 
WHITE ROCK JOURNAL ********** February 13, 1930 

Word was received last week by Mr. and Mrs. George Kretchman, of the death of their 
grandson, a son of Mr. and Mrs. George Kercher, (Formerly Anna Kretchman) at Bridger, MT. 
He was six years old and was sick only a few hours with diphtheria. 

********** February 27, 1930 

COUNTY MOURNS DEATH of PIONEER LUTHERAN MINISTER 

Our community was inexpressibly shocked when telephone and telegraph brought the news 
that Pastor T. Hinck, of Great Bend, had on Thursday evening, February 27th, passed away as 
a result of an accident in the home of his children in Minneapolis. On Monday he had left 
for Minneapolis to visit his children and to attend the sessions of a conference in St. Paul. 
On Wednesday morning he partook of Communion in the conference services and then in the after 
noon returned to Minneapolis. Rising from a short nap after supper he made a mistep in a 
dark hall and fell headlong down a long flight of stairs, so severely injuring his spine 
that he was totally paralyzed from his chest down. In spite of this terrible injury he was 
perfectly conscious to the end, passing away at 8 PM., on Thursday evening, about 24 hours 
after the accident. Thus ended an extraordinarily useful life in our community and in the 
Lutheran Church of this section. 

Pastor T. Hinck was born on January 17th, 1858, at Oberachtenhausen, Hanover, Germany, 
being thus 72 years , 1 month and 9 days old at the time of his death . At the age of 17 he 
came to the United States, finding a home in Missouri. Shortly thereafter he entered the 
theological seminary of the Lutheran Missouri Synod, located at Springfield, IL., to prepare 
for the ministry. In 1879, he was sent as a student, to Elizabeth, MN., to assist Rev. J. 
Krueger, who in 1874 had been stationed in Town Berlin, later called Brandenburg, as the first 
first resident Lutheran Pastor in North Dakota. In the fall of 1880 he returned to the sem- 
inary, from which he was graduated in June of 1882, and assigned the call to several congre- 
gations in the neighborhood of Milbank, SD. On August 13th of that year he was ordained 

and installed by Rev. Bfotenhauer, now president of the Missouri Synod. He was immediately 

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transferred to Groton, SD., and at once began his intense activities as traveling mission- 
ary of the Lutheran Church. The list of the places served by him from Groton, SD, and, sine 
1884, from Ellendale reads like a lesson in the Geography of north-eastern South Dakota. 
Scattered here and there from Waubay in Day County, and westward to Faulk County, from Ellen- 
dale in Dickey County to Huron in Beadle, from James to the Missouri, were the stations ser- 
ved by energetic young missionary. And remember, kind reader, those were the days before 
the advent of the automobile and gravelled roads. These thousands of miles were travelled ir 
a buckboard drawn by wiry Indian ponies or bronchos. 

In the meantime the growing little congregation at Great Bend had lost its pastor, Rev. 
R. Koehler, who had been called to Minnesota early in 1885. After several unsuccessful calls 
their choice finally fell on the active young missionary at Ellendale, Rev. T. Hinck. He 
accepted and moved to Great Bend, arriving there on Feb. 19th, 1886, and was installed the 
following Sunday, Feb. 21st, in a little frame church then standing south of the present 
site of the village. Forty four years he labored there in all diligence and faithfulness, 
a record of long service unsurpassed by any other Lutheran pastor in the state. The Lord' 
abundantly blessed his efforts. From Great Bend practically all the surrounding congregation 
have been organized or at least served. Directly under his charge were the congregations in 
Great Bend, Belford and Summit Townships, and south of Lidgerwood. He also began the work 
in Wahpeton and preached in Fairmount. The congregation in Great Bend prospered under his 
guiding care. Two churches were built, the last the large structure in Great Bend, dedicated 
in 1920, as also a well equipped schoolhouse. A commodious parsonage is also the property 
of the congregation, and for many years it has had its own day school in which, besides 
the branches usually taught in our public schools, a thorough instruction in religion is 
also given. 

Pastor Hinck has also been privileged to serve the church in a larger capacity. For 
many years he was circuit visitor, and when in 1910 North Dakota and Montana were organized 
as a separate district of the Missouri Synod he was immediately elected as its first presid- 
ent and served faithfully for 14 years. His seasoned advice, his sound common sense, his 
kindly good humor were highly appreciated, especially by the younger pastors. At the time of 
of his death he was first vice president of the District. 

Pastor Hinck was a unique character, happy of disposition, yet firm and unyielding where 
principles were at stake, with a cheerful greeting for young and old, for friend and foe. He 
was devoted to his church and willing to undergo hardships for his Savior's sake, indefatig- 
able in his efforts to further the cause of the Lord. Though widely known and very popular, 
especially among the German element, he never dabbled in politics nor dictated to any man in 
secular affairs. He felt himself in conscience bound to remain within the limits placed by 
Scripture on the activities of a Christian pastor. In truth it may be said of him that his 
guiding star in all his work were the words of the great missionary, the Apostle Paul, "I de- 
termined not to know anything among you save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified." His passing 
will be sorely felt in the church which he served so faithfully. 

Pastor Hinck married on September 14th, 1886, Miss Rose Heine, of Ellendale, with whom 

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he lived for nearly 44 years in a happy wedded life. Thirteen children were born to the 
couple, of whom eleven are living: Albert, in Havre, MT. , Mrs. Gertrude Huebner, Hershey, 
NB., Mrs. Alma Jasmer, Hankinson, Mrs. Ida Zill, Ann Arbor, MI., Marie, Rose and Walter, 
Minneapolis, Waldemar, theological student in St. Louis, Bertha, John, and Ewald still at 
home. 

The funeral was conducted on Tuesday from the Great Bend church after a short service 
at the home, led by Pastor Becker, of Wahpeton. The church was filled to overflowing by mem- 
bers, friends and acquaintances who wished to pay a last tribute of respect to the departed 
pastor. Many clergymen from distant points were present. Rev. J. P. Klausler preached the 
German sermon, Rev.H. Schumacher, of Tyler, the English. He was laid to rest in Trinity 
Cemetery south of the village of Great Bend, Rev. W. H. Cordts officiating. There he sleeps, 
as he always wished, near the flock he served and awaits with them the joyful Resurrection 
Morn. ********** March 6, 1930 

FORMER GREENDALE RESIDENT DEAD 

Word was received by Mrs. W. J. Hipp, of this city, of the death of her uncle, Mr. 
Anton Huls, Sr., of Muenster, Sask. He passed away on Feb. 27th, at the Muenster Hospital. 

Deceased was a pioneer settler of Greendale Township, being engaged in farming. He 
moved to Canada about fifteen years ago where he again took up farming. 

Mr. Huls had been ailing for some time, and was taken seriously ill about six weeks 
ago. Prior to that time he had been very active about the home place. He leaves to mourn 
his death his wife and nine children. 

_His many old time friends of Hankinson and vicinity will be grieved to learn of his 
death. ********** March 6, 1930 

MRS. BERTHA WALLMANN FUNERAL HELD 

Mrs. Bertha Wallmann, a resident of Richland County since 1884, passed away on Friday, 
February 28th, folowing several weeks illness, a sufferer of diabetes, the last six weeks 
of which were spent in the Krump Hospital. Deceased was 72 years, 5 months and 25 days old. 

Mrs. Bertha Wallmann was born on Sept. 3rd, 1857, at Sandscheneu, Pommeran, Germany. 
She was married to Carl Wallmann, November 14th, 1880 in Germany. 

In the summer of 1884, Mr. and Mrs. Wallmann emigrated to America with their little 
children, Wilhelm and Anna, and lived near Great Bend. They became members of the Lutheran 
Church where Rev. Hinck was pastor at that time. 

In the spring of 1885, the family moved south of Hankinson where they took up a home- 
stead. They then joined the Emmanuel Evangelical Church at Hankinosn. Mrs. Wallmann loved 
to go to church and was interested in church work, being president of the Missionary Society 
for several years . 

Her husband preceeded her in death on Dec. 7th, 1920, at the age of 64 years. Also a 

baby four weeks old died in 1888. The death of Mrs. Wallmann is mourned, among others, by 

her children: Wilhelm Wallmann, Anna Godejohn, Mrs. Marie Vedder, Mrs. Martha Milbrandt, 

Gustave Wallmann, Emil Wallmann , 19 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Wilhelmina Westpahl and 

a brother, Herman Boldt. 

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Funeral services were held in the Emmanuel Evangelical Church on Monday, March 3rd. 
Interment was made in the cemetery of said church, Rev. J. J. Meier officated. 

The funeral was largely attended by mourners, relatives and friends which attested the 
great esteem in which she was held. 

********** March 6, 1930 

MANTADOR LABORER DIES WEDNESDAY 

A laborer, known as August Grositski, died at the Wahpeton hospital on Wednesday morn- 
ing. He was about eighty years of age and had been employed, recently, at the Herman Wurler 
farm near Mantador. He had been working around Mantador and Great Bend for several years. 

County Coroner L. E. Lester is informed that no relatives live in this country but that 

the deceased is survived by relatives in Germany. He was single. Funeral arrangements have 

not been made. . FARMER GLOBE.... March 6, 1930 

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— LIDGERWOOD NEWS. v.. Mr. Matt Kouba, Sr., died on Sunday morning after a very short ill- 
ness. Those who survive him who live in this city are his daughters, Mrs. Frank Franta and 
Mrs. John Franta, his brother, Mr. Frank Kouba and his grandsons Ben and Matt Kouba. Ben 
returned from the A. C. at Fargo on Saturday. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, at 
10 o: clock at St. John's Church. 



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Word has been received by Mrs. E. J. Smart, of this city, of the death of her sister, 
Mrs. Vina Wells, in Portland, OR., which occurred on the 3rd of March. Mrs. Smart is now 
the only living person of a family of ten children. 

********** March 13, 1930 

ROB AND KILL AT COURTNEY YESTERDAY 
Police officials in Hankinson received word that the First National Bank of Courtney 
had been robbed at noon yesterday, the yeggs killing Cashier Bankowski while conducting the 
holdup. The men escaped with a full two hours time, and only a meager description was secured 
one is tall and one is short. ********** March 20, 1930 

EIELSON MEMORIAL SERVICE HERE WEDNESDAY 
ARTIC FLYER TO RECEIVE SIMULTANEOUS HONORS AT FUNERAL HOUR 
Memorial service for Carl Ben Eilson, will be conducted by Eberhard Post of the American 
Legion in Hankinson on Wednesday afternoon, March 26th, at 2 o'clock. The meeting will be 
held in the downtown district, weather permitting, and will pay tribute to our distinguished 
Legionaire and North Dakotan, Carl Ben Eielson. 

Post Commander Harold Jones will be in charge of the Memorial Service which is being 
held at the hour of the funeral at Hatton, ND. 

The train carrying the remains of Mr. Eilson will enter the state on March 24th and will 
make a number of stops where honors will be accorded. 

********** March 20, 19 30 

Word has bee:i received from Erick Witt and daughter, who are in Milwaukee, where they 
were called to the bedside of his brother's wife, that she passed away on Friday, a week 

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after their arrival. Mr. Witt and daughter are expected heme this week. 

********** March 20, 1930 

MATT KOUBA 

Neighbors and old time friends filled St. John's Church at Lidgerwood on Tuesday morn- 
ing, when funeral services were held at 10 o'clock for Matt Kouba, Richland County pioneer, 
who passed away at his home in Lidgerwood on Sunday morning about 6 o'clock following a brief 
illness caused by bronchitis and complications . 

********** March 20, 1930 

AGED RICHLAND WOMAN IS DEAD 

Mrs. Rose White, 76, pioneer settler of Fairmount, dropped dead of heart disease in her 
home on Monday. Mrs. White was born in Wisconsin but had resided here more than 40 years. 

Mrs. White was prominent in lodge work, being a member of the Royal Neighbors and Rebec- 
cas. Her husband, a Civil War veteran, died 20 years ago. 

********** March 20, 1930 

FIND CORPSE OF BABY ON HIGHWAY 

The mystery of considerable magnitude has developed in South Dakota, due to the finding 
of the corpse of a newly born babe near a culvert on the New Effington Hammer highway. 

The little body was found by a party driving over the highway on Sunday, who stopped to 
examine a bundle lying by the road and made the gruesome discovery. The body was taken to 
New Effington and was turned over to the sheriff from Sisseton. 

It is reported that the bundle had been lying near the road for as long as two weeks, 
parties having reported this fact following the report of the finding of the body. 

The sheriff's office is conducting an investigation, although no definite clue had been 
found, which may solve the mystery. 

********** March 27, 1930 ' 

LOUIS KUTTER, SR. , DIED MARCH 18th 

Louis Kutter died on Tuesday, March 18th, at his home in Grey Eagle, MN., after an ill- 
ness of two days which followed a paralytic stroke. His children were called to the bedside 
and all arrived before he passed away. 

Deceased was apparently in good health prior to the stroke, and had been taking care of 
the chores about the place that evening. After the work was completed he retired to his 
room and was enjoying the radio when stricken. Members of the family hearing that the radio 
was not properly tuned in investigated, and found Mr. Kutter sitting before the machine in 
an unconscious condition. 

Funeral services were held on Saturday at 2 o'clock at the Lutheran Church in Grey Eagle 
Mr. Kutter was a pioneer resident of Duerre Township and left this community for Gray Eagle 
ten years ago, where he purchased a small farm on a lakeside, and intended to lead a less 
strenuous life after his many years of work in North Dakota. 

Deceased is survived by his wife, seventeen children and a host of friends made during 
his many year's residence in North Dakota. 

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OBITUARY 
Mr. Louis Kutter was born on the 11th day of May in the year 1856 in Bienau, Germany. 

In 1875 he came to America and settled at Maiden Rock, WI . At this place he was united 
in holy wedlock in 1880 to Carry Glaus. This union was blessed with 12 children, Peter, of 
New Effington, SD., Louis, George, John, Frank, Clarence, William, Harry, Mrs. Paul Ohm, all 
of Hankinson, ND., Mrs. Andrew Christie, of Watertown, SD., Paul, of Claire City, SD., and 
Mrs. Peter Settergren, of Maiden Rock, WI. 

The family moved, in 1891 to Hankinson, ND. Having resided at this place for 29 years 
the family moved in 1920 to Grey Eagle, the present place of residence. It pleased the Lord 
to take from his side his beloved wife in 1903 . In 1905 he was again married to Minnie Lobtz 
To this union were born five children. Herman, Adolph, Ralph, Clara and Rugh, of Grey Eagle. 
He was very suddenly stricken with a sickness known within the medical profession as a para- 
lytic stroke. The nature of his illness caused him to be unconscious, remaining in that 
^statre-until taken away by death, Tuesday evening, March 18th (1930). Left to mourn his dep- 
arture are his bereaved widow, 17 children, 22 grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. 

********** March 27, 1930 

LITTLE CHILD DIED FRIDAY 

Veronica Marie, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Gerezed, passed away on 
March 21st at the home of Steve Motis . 

The little girl was a bright active child, and up to the time of her last illness was 
very healthy. She was taken sick nearly a month ago with pneumonia and acute neuritis of 
the bowels, while visiting with her parents at the Frank Gereszek home near Hammer, SD. She 
was brought to Hankinson and given all that loving care and medical aid could give for her 
comfort and recovery, but to no avail. She was called to her last rest at eight o'clock 
Friday evening. 

Veronica Marie Gereszek was born at Stiles, ND., Sept. 29th, 1926. She was baptized by 
Father Wilkes at Mantador. At the time of her death she was 3 years, 5 months and 22 days old 

The funeral was held on Monday, March 24th at St. Philip's church, Father Studnicka 
officiating. ■ ********** March 27, 1930 

SCO LINE CONDUCTOR DIES 

C. C. Enockson passed away at his home in Bismarck on Wednesday evening. Heart failure 
being the cause of his death. ********** March 27, 1930 

LIDGERWOOD NEWS Funeral services were held for Benidict Gaugler at the German 

Catholic Church on Saturday. ********** March 27, 1930 

Word was received on Tuesday by Mrs. J. C. Hoist of the death of her brother, Otto 
Boelke, at Lidgerwood. ********** April 3, 1930 

W. R. Miller received workd that his father, Mr. Miller of Aurelis, IA, died but he was 

unable to attend the funeral because of illness . 

********** April 3, 1930 

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STATE MOURNS PASSING OF MRS. LORA KINNEY 
Mrs. Lora E. Kinney, pioneer Hankinson resident, died at her home in this city on Sun- 
day evening at 7:45 o'clock. Deceased suffered a stroke of paralysis ju st a week before and 
grew weaker from day to day until the end. 

Lora E. (Merrifield) Kinney was bom at Lincoln, ME., on August 9th, 1863 and attained 
the age of 66 years, 8 months and 28 days, m 1864 the Merrifield family came west, locat- 
ing at Elk River, MN., where the baby daughter grew to womanhood. She was educated in the 
Elk River schools and taught school there for one or two terms. She was united in marriage 
to Eugene L. Kinney on Sept. 7th, 1881, and in 1883 the young couple located on a homestead 
xn what is now Roberts County, SD., just west of the town of Browns Valley. There they under 
went all the trials and vicissitudes of pioneer life removing in 1888 to Wahpeton, where they 
resided until 1896, when they located in Hankinson, Mr. Kinney becoming cashier of the First 
State Bank. He continued with this bank after it became the First National Bank and was its 
president at the time of his death in September of 1916. 

Surviving Mrs. Kinney are her daughter, Mrs. Everett Harsh, of Faribault, MN. , and a 
niece, Mrs. W. Rempel, of South Gate, CA. , who was brought up by the Kinneys. Both were at tl 
bedsxde at the end, having arrived from their respective homes early in the week. Three 
brothers also survive: E. S. Merrifield, of Ogilvie, MN., Weston G. and Herbert A., both of 
this city. 

Mrs. Kinney took an active and prominent part in the social and civic affairs of our 
little city during the 33 years she lived here. She was particularly interested in Eastern 
Star work; was a charter member of Zurah Chapter and one of it Past Matrons. She was Grand 
Matron for North Dakota during 1920 and 1921 and had a wide acquaintance and many friends 
throughout the state. She was also a member of the Royal Neighbors and attended one of the 
head camps of the order as a North Dakota representative. Her ability as an executive advan- 
ced her to many positions of honor and trust, she was one of the organizers of the Hankinson 

Woman's Club and served at various times as District President of the State Federation and as 

Hxstorxan. She also took a keen interest in the Hankinson Public Library and was chairman of 

the Library Board from its organization up to the present time. 

During the World War, Mrs. Kinney served in various capacities and as a recognition of 

her services was invited to attend the sessions of the International Council at Copenhagen 

this year. 

Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church, just across from the Kinney 
home, Wednesday afternoon. Rev. H. C. Juell, of Aberdeen SD., a former pastor of the church 
and a close friend of the family, conducted the services, which were held under the auspices 
of the Eastern Star lodge. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful, attesting to 
the high esteem in which the deceased was held by her friends, not only in Hankinson but 
throughout the state. The pall bearers were: L. 0. Kretchman, Harold Jones, W. C. Forman, Jr 
Arne Kjelstrup, L. R. Burfening and R. g. Stock. Interment was made in the family lot at 
Hillside Cemetery. 

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In the passing of Mrs . Kinney the community suffers an irreparable loss . She was 
identified with practically every movement for the community ' s good and betterment and was 
a natural leader in all social, civic and fraternal affairs. 

Mrs. Mildred Johnson, of Kildeer, ND., Grand Matron of 0. E. S., Mrs. Minnie Rusk, of 
Fargo, Grand Secretary, 0. E. S: Mrs. Ida Lacy, of Wahpeton, Past Grand Matron: Mrs. May, of 
Fargo, Grand Conductress, 0. E. S: Mrs. Fred Black, of Fargo, Associate Grand Patron: Ralph 
L. Miller, of Fargo, Past Grand Patron, 0. E. S: Mr. Bordeaux, Fargo, Mrs. Parker and Mrs. 
Jones, of Lisbon, President N. D. Womens Clubs and a large number of mourners from Lidgerwooc 
Fairmount, Wahpeton, Great Bend, and other towns nearby were in attendance at the funeral. 

********** April 10, 1930 

DELAMERE MAN DIED UNDER CAR 
DELAMERE, ND. , April 9.... Albert Tisdel, 50, was found dead today under his wrecked 
automobile by a passing motorist who said it appeared he had lost control of the machine. 
Tisdel had gone to Milnor on Tuesday night to attend band practice and was returning 
early today when the fatal upset occurred. His machine was found a short distance west of 
here on Highway No. 13. 

Tisdel is survived by his aged mother and five brothers. 

********** April 10, 1930 

EDWARD STURDEVANT 
The death of Edward Sturdevant, of Cayuga, occurred at his home at the hotel in Cayuga 
on Sunday morning. The cause of his death was pneumonia. 

—The deceased was born at Waverly, IA, in 1866, where he grew to manhood. He was marr- 
ied there and lived in that city several years, later moving to Cayuga in 1902 and building 
the hotel which he operated until his death. 

He is survived by his wife and five children, two sons and three daughters. The funeral 
services were held at the church at Cayuga on Tuesday afternoon and the rites were attended 
by a large number of friends and realtives . 

The deceased took an interest in all affairs of his locality and will missed by those 

among whom he has made his home for twenty eight years LIDGERWOOD MONITOR . 

********** April 10, 1930 

CHARLES FUNFAR DIED THURSDAY 
Mr. Charles Funfar died on Thursday. Funeral services were held for him on Monday. 
He is survived by four sons and four daughters. They are: Edward, Adolph and Albert, 
of this city; Charlie, of Clair City; Mrs. Sperel, Mrs. Hrdlicka and Mrs. Richard Johnson, 

of this city; and Mrs. Stallman, of Brainard, MN Lidgerwood News.... 

********** April 10, 1930 

PIONEER CITIZEN DIED SUNDAY 
Richard M. Gully, pioneer Richland County resident, died on Sunday morning at 2:30 
o'clock, following a short illness of heart ailment. Mr. Gully was in the prime of life, 
at the age of 45 years , and it is with heavy heart that his friends over the county learn 

of his untimely demise. 

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Funeral services were held at St. Peter and Pauls Church in Mantador, Tuesday morning, 
solemn mass being read by Fr. Wilkes, Fr. Deurr and Fr. Thiel. The sad rites were attended 
by a large audience of mourners, who were numbered among his friends and relatives. Pall- 
bearers were : Matt Reiland, Albert Reiland, M. Puetz, Vincint Puetz, Joe Foertch and Joe 
Lugert, Jr. 

Mr. Gully was born in Richland County in 1885, at the homestead of his parents, Mr. and 
Mrs. Joseph Gully, two miles west of Mantador. Here he spent his entire life. In 1914 he 
was united in marriage to Miss Annie Deutch, of Eden, SD., and to this union two children 
were born, Edward and Jerome. 

Deceased was regarded by all as an upright citizen, highly respected by all for his 
outstanding fairness, and Christian character, and his passing sorely wounds a community 
heart. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are a loving wife, two sons; three brothers and one sis- 
ter, besides the host of friends made through his forty five years in our midst. 

********** April 17, 1930 

DEATH REMOVES 5 YEAR OLD CHILD 

Funeral services were held on Monday at the Hammer German Lutheran Church for Roman A. 
Tisch, who died on April 12th in Hankinson. 

Romas was taken ill a week ago with intestinal trouble, from which illness he passed 
away on Saturday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kriesel in Hankinson. Deceased was five and 
one half years old. 

~~ " Surviving to mourn their loss are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ira Tisch, and daughter, 
who reside in the Hammer community. 

********** April 17, 1930 

ONE OF FIRST RESIDENTS IN WAHPETON DIED APRIL 19th 

Mrs. Augusta Hodel, 74, a resident of Wahpeton since the city was established in terri- 
torial days and wife of a pioneer business man and former city official, died on April 19th. 

She is survived by her husband, A. Hodel, now past 80, and her three sons, Herbert, 
Ernest and Arthur. Funeral services were held here on Tuesday from Foss Methodist Church 
with the Lutheran Minister from Hankinson conducting final rites . 

********** April 24 , 1930 

MRS. H. 0. HUBBARD IS DEAD 
Mrs. H. 0. Hubbard, pioneer resident here for over 45 years, died on Wednesday after- 
noon, April 16th, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Johnson at Breckenridge . FAIRMOUNT NEWS 

********** April 24, 1930 

IVER E. IVERSON IS CALLED 
Iver E. Iverson, living northwest of town, died on Thursday, April 10th, at the Breck- 
enridge Hospital after several weeks' illness and the funeral was held on Saturday afternoon 
from the Methodist Church with interment made in the cemetery south of town. 

The deceased was born at Rochester, MN., and was 67 years, 5 months and 2 days old. 
FAIRMOUNT NEWS. ********** April 24, 1930 

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FUNERAL FRIDAY FOR MADELLA POPP AT GREAT BEND 

Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon for Miss Madella Popp, daughter of Mr. 

and Mrs. Paul E. Popp, of Great Bend, who died on Monday at Milwaukee, WI. The service was 

conducted at the Evangelical Church at 2 o'clock, Rev. E. J. Schroeder officiating. 

Madella Popp has been employed the past year at a tire factory in a Milwaukee suburb. 

About two weeks ago she contacted pneumonia and her parents went east to visit her staying 

with her during the crises of the disease and leaving her apparently recovering. She is 

believed to have suffered a relapse, which caused her death on Monday. 

Miss Popp had attended Wahpeton shcools prior to leaving for Wisconsin and made many 

friends in the younger set. News of her death will be received with sincere regret by friends 

throughout the county. WAHPETON GLOBE 

********** April 24f 1930 

JEAN BREYER DIED SUNDAY NIGHT 

Jean Breyer died at 1 o'clock Sunday night at his home in Hankinson, following two 
weeks of illness, death being due to the ravaging of cancer. 

Mr. Breyer was 73 years of age, and came to the United States from Luxemburg, Europe. 
He came to Richland County in the homestead days, and located on a farm north of Hankinson, 
where he made a success at farming. 

About ten years ago he moved to Hankinson, where he had since made his home, and where 
he engaged in business as a salesman, and he had a wide acquaintance all over this part of 
the state . 

Mr. Breyer was never married, and only his sister-in-law and son, Mrs. Nick Breyer, 
of Fargo, survive, besides very distant relatives. 

Funeral services were held at St. Philip's Church on Tuesday morning. Father Studnicka 
conducting the service. ********** Mav i s t, 1930 

KILLED in AUTO ACCIDENT SATURDAY 

Funeral services were held at St. Philip's Church on Wednesday for Peter Shipe, of 
Fargo, who was killed in that city on Saturday night. 

Shipe met instant death when the truck he was driving toward Moorehead collided with a 
touring car operated by Nick Nelson, Moorehead laborer, on trunk hightway No. 2, a quarter 
mile east of Moorehead. Both cars were catapulted into a shallow ditch on the north side 
of the road when the fenders on the machines locked, according to police. The Fargo man's 
skull was fractured in several places when he was crushed in the cab of the truck as it 
rolled over, while Nelson, his mother, and a sister and brother in the touring car escaped 
without injury. 

According to Nelson he had turned out for a pedestrian on the concrete paving and ret- 
urned to the roadway when he noticed Shipe' s truck approaching at a high rate of speed. 
When the two cars met his machine was almost at a standstill, he said. 

Peter Shipe was born near Hankinson, July 21st, 1905. His father is still living, and 
his mother passed away some time ago. One brother, Raymond, lives in Center Township, as 
does a sister, Mrs. Francis Crocket. 

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• SISSETON NEWS 

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May 1st, 1930 
WALDO PIONEER DIED AT ALEXANDRIA 
Mrs. John Brackin, former resident of w=i,=i„ m 
on Ma y 3rd , at the a ge of 73 years ? ' ""* "' "~ ^ *» "— «•• -- 

to JT Sablna St ° Ut WaS b0rn ^ ^"^ C0 ^' PA " - ^er 19th, lese she h a 
to Wxsconsxn where she grew to womanhood i„ i 876 .,,. * * OVed 

las county, MN., where they were en.a.ed • ^ " d — d to ^~ 

in 1898 th 7 agrxcultural pursuits for a period of 18 yea rs 

In 1898 they moved to North Dakota and settled on . fa™ «H ^ • -, 

^ey remained on the farm until 1920 „ « 9 "* *** eaSt ° f Ha ^i^°n. 

until her death on Kay 3 Td ' ^ l0C3ted *» Ale ^ ia ' * - — d there 

Funeral services were held in Alexandria on Tuesdav Th P foil • , 

brought to Hankinson and laid to rest beside her ,,, ' " ^ ^^ "*** 

q , . i>SSlde her ^sband in Hillside Cemetery. 

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ATTEND FUNERAL 

Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Beske returned last Thursday from Sioux City, IA. , having been 
called there on account of the serious illness of his mother. Upon their return they recei- 
ved another message, stating she had passed away and funeral services were held at their 
home at Waterville, MN. They left again Friday for Waterville, returning on Tuesday evening 

********** May 8, 1930 

FUNERAL OF J. E. BUDACK HELD TUESDAY 

Another of the pioneers of the country southwest of Hankinson was called in death, when 
on last Sunday morning, John C. Budack was summond to his reward. He was born on June 2nd, 
1884, in Pommerania, Germany. As a young man he served during the entire Franco-Prussian 
War. On Nov. 21st, 1873, he was married to Mathilde Koch. Two sons and two daughters were 
born to them while yet in Germany. In 1885 the Budack family emigrated from Germany coming 
to North Dakota, and finding a home in Belford. Mr. Budack was employed on the old Keystone 
farm, until in 1888 he decided to strike out for himself by homesteading a tract of land in 
Duerr Township. There he lived for 22 years, coming to Hankinson in the spring of 1910. 

Even in his old age Mr. Budack was physically a very active man, until around Christmas 
time when he began to fail, gradually growing weaker, until finally death came on Sunday 
morning. He had reached an age of not quite 82 years. He is survived by his widow, with 
whom he shared for nearly 57 years the joys and sorrows of married life, by two sons, Frank, 
now in Fergus Falls, former sheriff of Richland County, and Herman, now on the old homestead. 
Two daughters, Auguste and Elise, died as the wives of Mr. Deede, Tyler, and Wm. Martin, resp 
ectively. When the latter died she left a family of four small children, which were then 
taken into the home of the grandparents who faithfully provided for them. 

He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Six grandsons acted 
as pallbearers. The funeral was conducted on Tuesday from the Lutheran Church, of which he 
had been a lifelong member, and was in charge of Rev. J. P. Klausler. 

********** May 8, 1930 

J. J. JONES IS CALLED BY DEATH 

The numbers of the pioneers of Richland County are thining, and this week Hankinson 
was shocked to learn of the death of another pioneer, when J. J. Jones answered the final 
call of death on Friday. Mr. Jones had been ill only a short time but the ravages of pneu- 
monia took its toll. 

Funeral services were conducted by Hankinson Masonic Lodge, Rev. Smith delivering the 
sermon at the church, and read the following obituary for the departed pioneer. 

Jonadab J. Jones, one of the pioneer settlers and builders of the city of Hankinson, 
was the fourth child of Evan and Harriet Jones, of Neenah, WI., and was born on Sept. 28th, 
1862. He was one of a family of eleven children, eight boys and three girls, nine of whom 
were early settlers in North Dakota. 

He was married in June of 1893 to Miss Effie B. Hawes at her home in Good Thunder, MN. 
At the age of three years he went to live with his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John 
Roberts, at California Farm, near Randolph, WI . There he spent his youth and received his 

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education in the country schools. He went to Ripon, WI., in 1879, as an apprentice in the 
Bateman Flour Mills, remaining there three years, and afterwards went to Neenah, WI., the 
home of his parents, where he worked in the Clemens and Stevens Flour Mills at night while 
attending the Neenah schools during the day. He remained in Neenah about two years, after 
which he went to Shawano, WI., as head miller for the Shawano Milling Company. 

In 1888 he came to Hankinson, ND., and built the Hankinson Roller Mills of which he was 
sole owner. He continued in business at this mill until August 13th, 1913, when it was com- 
pletely wiped out by fire. Since that time he has been engaged in the flour and feed busine 
in Hankinson. 

He was a regular attendant at church from the time he was a mere boy. He joined the 
Presbyterian Church in Neenah, WI., in 1883. Since living in Hankinson he as been a faith- 
ful member of the Union Congregational Church where his Christian character and fine, ster- 
ling qualities were soon recognized and he was elected to the highest honor that the church 
can provide, the office of deacon. The deacon is the spiritual Counselor and guide, settin 
the example for others and particularly youth to follow. He fulfilled this office so well 
that he was continually re-elected and served as deacon ever since, thirty-seven years in al 
His right to that office is well attested to in the community where nothing but good has eve: 
been said about him. We are all prone to make mistakes and all too quickly criticized and 
it means much to say that he was beloved by all. He radiated joy wherever he went. He also 
served as treasurer of the church for many years. He was a member of the local Woodmen and 
Masonic Lodges . 

Early in the morning of Friday, May 2nd, he passed away at the age of 68 years. Looking 
upon his earthly remains we were clearly impressed with the fact that his spirit had depart- 
ed. The smile and the twinkle in his eye were absent, they were a part of his eternal soul 
and death, the purging agent, had separated this soul from the mortal body. In life he lovec 
fellowship with his God and in death he went to be nearer HIM. In the morning of the new da\ 
we shall see him and we shall rejoice with him. His earthly remains were reverently placed 
in the bosom of Mother Earth on Sunday May 4th, amid the sorrow of his many friends who will 
miss his presence in our community. 

He is survived by his widow; two sons, Nad H., Hankinson, and Donald B. Jones, on the 
cruiser Pensacola at present in South American waters; two sisters, Mrs. James Novak, of New 
Effington, and Mrs. Ellen Young, of Yorba Linda, CA. , six brothers, John R. Jones; Benjamin 
R. Jones, of Hankinson, David J. Jones, of Forman, Dan R. Jones, of Wahpeton, and William L. 
Jones and Robert T. Jones, of Neenah, Wisconsin. 

Mr. W. L. Case, Vernon, Center, MN., sister of Mrs. Jones; C. M. Hawes, of Redwood Falls 
MN., brother of Mrs. Jones, G. W. Hawes, Minneapolis; Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Jones, Forman; Mr. 
and Mrs. D. H. Jones, Forman; Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Jones, Wahpeton; Mrs. L. Koerm, Wilkesbarrie 
PA., Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Novak and daughter, New Effington; Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Green, Rutland 
Mr. and Mrs. Silas Nims, Detroit Lakes, MN., Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Heley, Fergus Falls, MN., 
were those friends and relatives from out of town who attended the funeral. 

********** tlay s, 1930 

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FRANK TESCH 
The death of Frank Tesch, a farmer who has resided in this vicinity more than thirty 
years, occurred at his home late on Saturday evening, April 26th. The cause of his death 

was penumonia. 

The deceased came to this country a little more than thirty years ago, and bought a farm 
in Duerr Township, which he operated until a few years ago, when he turned most of it over to 
his sons and reserved a small place for himself and wife. . . .LIDGERWOOD NEWS.... 

********** May 8, 1930 

PIONEER WAHPETON CITIZEN TAKES OWN LIFE 
John F. "Jack" Broderick, beloved pioneer Wahpeton man, died Thursday morning after a 
night of suffering from a self inflicted gunshot wound. "Jack" had been mentally depressed 
for the past several days and had gone to his home. Mrs. Broderick was visiting at the neigh- 
bors when the shooting occurred. She found him lying across the bed suffering from the fatal 

wound, upon her return. 

The bullet entered the body just below the heart, penetrated a lung, the stomach and othe 
vital organs. The doctors attempted to staunch the internal flow of blood but nothing could 
be done, other than relieve his suffering. "Jack" passed away at his home Thursday morning. 
...WAHPETON GLOBE.... ********** May 8, 1930 

DEATH CALLS INFANT 
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs . Herb Meyer, living near Sonora, passed away Tuesday. 
The little boy was only five days old when taken in death. Funeral services were conducted 
by Father Studnicka at St. Philips Church on Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock. 

— ********** May 15, 1930 

LIDGERWOOD NEWS . . . .Helmer Tinseth went to Cyrus, MN., on Thursday, to attend the funeral 

_ . . . .. ********** May 15, 1930 

of his grandmother. 

ALFRED FLEISCHOUR ANSWERS FINAL SUMMONS 
Alfred Fleischour, for 27 years a highly respected farmer living southwest of town, in 
LaMars Township, passed away at the Breckenridge Hospital on Monday, after a long illness. 
The body was brought here and the funeral held on Thursday from the Methodist Church and 
interment was made in the cemetery south of town beside his wife. ..FAIRMOUNT NEWS... 

********** May 15, 1930 

PIONEER RESIDENT DIES IN MINNEAPOLIS SUNDAY 
Lars Larson, a pioneer farmer residing near Claire City, passed away at a hospital 
in Minneapolis, MN., on Monday morning. May 5th. Funeral services were held on Thursday 
afternoon at 1 o'clock, Rev. Bratlie of this city delivering the address. 

Deceased was born in Mordahl, Norway, on Feb. 14th. 1864, being 64 years old at the 
time of his death. His early life was spent in Minnesota, moving to his present home in 1892. 
The deceased is survived by a widow and six children, two daughters and four sons. Mel- 
vin lives in Minneapolis, MN., Ludwig resides in Brainard, MN., and Mrs. Frazier at Mobridge . 
The other three children, Agnes, Palmer and Alfred are at home. Besides these members of 
the immediate family there are a number of other relatives and friends. . .VEBLEN ADVANCE... 

********** May 15, 1930 

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RECEIVED WORD of ARNESON DEATH 

Word has been received in Hankinson of the death of Mr. S. Arneson, at Nelson, MN., 
following a year's illness, at 7 o'clock Sunday morning. 

Mr. Arneson resided in Hankinson in 1913, where he operated an elevator. Later he 
moved to New Effington, where he engaged in business and then moved to De Smet, SD. Short- 
ly after his health began failing, he went to Nelson, where he had since made his home. 

********** May 22, 1930 

CHILD DIES 

The fifth child of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Elingson died on Friday evening, very suddenly, 
living only two days, it being born on Wednesday, May 7th. The infant child, up to the min- 
ute of its death, was in the best of health and doctors could give no reason for it's sudden 

death. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved father and mother. . .EFEINGTON RECORD 

********** May 22, 1930 

HOLD FUNERAL for MISS KRICHEK 

Friends were shocked to hear of the death of Miss Krichek, who passed away at her home 
on Tuesday morning. She is survived by her parents, three sisters and one brother. They 
are: Mrs. Mary Blazek and Mrs. Frank Bozovsky, both of this city and Sister Krichek, who is 
a nun in Omaha, and Father Krichek, who is a priest in Omaha. Father Krichek will arrive 
tomorrow for the funeral, which will be held on Thursday morning at St. John's Church. 

LIDGERWOOD NEWS ********** May 22, 1930 

TRAGIC DEATH of ORION KEIL 

Relatives and friends were terribly shocked on Monday to receive word from Appleton, 
MN., announcing the finding of the body of Orion Keil in a grove near that city. Investi- 
gation showed that the young man had been dead about five weeks. 

Orion left just five weeks ago, intending to go to the Twin Cities. He stopped over 
at Appleton, and inquired about prospects for work. He stayed over that night in a hotel 
and wrote a letter to his parents here. Next morning he got up and left. No word was 
heard from Orion again by relatives, until the report telephoned on Monday of the gruesome 
find. 

Orion left Wheaton Easter Sunday upon which day he was in a car accident. Following 
the accident he complained of injuries to his head and back, and it is thought that death 
was due to these causes. 

The body was found by a young farm lad who was passing the grove. He saw a man's hat 
and upon investigation, found the body. From the posture of the corpse the lad had laid 
down, and his head was resting on his arm. 

Orion Keil was the fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keil of this city, and was born 
in Hankinson in 1907, being at the time of his death, 23 years old. The young man attended 
and graduated from Hankinson schools in 1927 and since that time had been engaged in farming 
at the home place seven miles southeast of town. 

Funeral services were held today at the home at 10 AM., and at the Congregational Church 

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at 11 o'clock, Rev. Chappell conducting the service. Burial was made at Hillside Cemetery. 

********** May 29, 1930 

MARLYS ELAINE UHLHORN 
Marlys Elaine, infant daughter of Victor Uhlhorn and his wife Clara, nee Krause, for- 
merly of Hankinson was buried yesterday (Wednesday) from the Lutheran Church, Rev. J. P. 
Klausler, officiating. Little Marlys was born on March 11th in Fargo and died Sunday even- 
ing, June 1st in St. Luke's Hospital, Fargo, at the age of 2 months and 20 days. The bereav 
ed parents are assured of the sympathy of all. 

********** June 5, 1930 

MRS. MARY SHORMA 
Mrs. Mary Shorma, wife of Theodore Shorma, of Dexter Township, died at the Breckenridge 
Hospital on Tuesday, May 20th, following an emergency operation from which she failed to 
rally. 

She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hlavnicka and had been married about 6 years. 
She is survived by her parents, her husband and two small children. 

Funeral services will be held at St. John's Church on Saturday, May 24th. 

LIDGERWOOD NEWS... ********** June 5, ig 30 

MRS. JOHN VOSS DIES 
Mrs. John Voss, living southwest of town near the state line, died on Tuesday at her 
home after an illness dating back three years . 

She was the mother of Mrs. Niles Walters and Mrs. Martin Lueck, of La Mars. Besides 
her husband, she leaves several children and grandchildren to mourn her loss. 
FAIRMOUNT NEWS ********** June s, 1930 

LIDGERWOOD Marian Funfar, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Funfar of this city, 

died on Wednesday at Webster, SD. The little one has been ailing for some time with an 
incurable disease and several doctors had been called in but could not aid her. Wednesday 
morning her parents started for Webster, SD., to consult Dr. Peabody, but the child died 
shortly after reaching that city. ********** iq->n 

Paul Boelke attended the funeral at Lidgerwood on Thursday of Carl Strege. 

********** June 12, 1930 

Carl Strege died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. James Gebro, in this city on Tues- 
day afternoon. He had not been in good health for some years and was almost 80 years old. 
He is survived by four children, Mrs. Jacob Osten, Mrs. Henry Ahrens, Mrs. Peter Mumm, and 
Mrs. James Gebro, all of this city. 

Funeral services were held at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church on Thursday afternoon, 
Rev. Cleoter having charge of the services. 

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GEORGE KRETCHMAN DIED WEDNESDAY 

Mr. George Kretchman, resident of Hankinson since 1899, passed away at his home on 
Wednesday morning at 6:30, death following several months of illness. Mr. Kretchman was 
first taken ill last fall, and in February his condition became so critical that he was taken 
to Minneapolis, where physicians pronounced him a sufferer of cancer. He returned home and 
gradually his condition became worse until Wednesday morning when the Angel of Death relieved 
him of his suffering. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday at 2:30 PM at the Lutheran Church of which he 
was a member, Rev. Klausler to conduct the services. 

George Kretchman was born on May 27th, 1857, in Rehdorf , Bavaria, Germany. He came to 
America in 1882 and first settled in Illinois, where he resided for two years. He then moved 
to Iowa, where he lived until 1899. On March 6th, 1887, he was united in marriage to Anna 
Bernecker, and they made their home at Grafton. To this union ten children were born, all 
of whom survive. In the fall of 1899 the family moved to Hankinson, where they have since 
made their residence. Mr. Kretchman was a member of the Lutheran Church, and was one of the 
charter members of the Hankinson Church. He bought and worked the nursery on the south east 
edge of town, formerly owned by Lilley. For twelve years, from 1914 until 1926, he was a 
rural carrier on the Star route from Hankinson to Great Bend. 

Deceased was 73 years old at the time of his death. Surviving to mourn their loss are: 
his wife, Mrs. George Kretchman; five sons, William, Leonard and Theophile , of Hankinson; 
George, of Lebanon, SD.; Lawrence, of Fullerton, ND.; and five daughters, Charlotte Teutsch, 
of -Billings, MT.; Sabina, and Sophie Kretchman, of Hankinson, Mrs. Chas. Hentz, of Hankinson, 
Mrs. Ceo. J. Kercher, of Bridger, MT.; and a sister in Germany besides a host of near rela- 
tives and friends of many years standing. 

********** June 19, 1930 

YOUNG MOTHER PASSED AWAY 

The sad news of the sudden death of Mrs . Arthur Medenwaldt (nee Marie Alice Enfield) 
at her home in Westport, MN., was received in this city on Friday evening. Death was caused 
by heart failure and followed a week after the birth of a daughter. 

The body was brought to Hankinson and funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 17th, 
from the Lutheran Church, Rev. Klausler officiating. 

Marie Medenwaldt was born at Glenwood, MN., on Feb. 17th, 1909, and later moved to 
Hankinson, where she made her home for several years. On Sept. 19th, 1928, she was united 
in marriage to Arthur Medenwaldt. Early this spring they moved to Glenwood and later to 
Westport. One daughter, Donna Marie, was born on June 7th. Mrs. Medenwaldt passed away 
on June 13th, at the age of twenty-one years, three months and twenty-six days. Deceased 
was a member of the Lutheran Church, having been confirmed while in this city. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: her husband, an infant daughter, her parents, and 
two brothers and two sisters . 

********* * June 19, 1930 

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AGED LADY PASSED AWAY 

Funeral services were held on Monday morning at the St. Boniface Church at Lidgerwood 
for Mrs. Agnes Biewer, who died at her home on Thursday evening. She had reached the age of 
76 years. 

She is survived by seven children. They are: Rose, Joe, Jake, Mike and Matt, of Lid- 
gerwood and Mrs. Anton Herding of Hankinson , and August of Browns Valley. There are twenty- 
five grandchildren who survive her. 

The out of town relatives who attended the funeral are Mrs. Elizabeth Wawers, Mr. and 
Mrs. Frank Wawers, Mr. and Mrs. Jake Born, of Hankinson; Mrs. Jacobs and children of Moore- 
ton and Jake and Henry Wawers of Sonora, Mr. and Mrs. George Wawers, of Douglas; Mr. and 
Mrs. Pete and Mike Wawers, of Hankinson; Mr. and Mrs. Adam Renner, of Alexandria, MN.; 
Mr. and Mrs. Nick Wagner, of Rosholt and August Biewer, of St. Cloud. 

********** June 19( 193Q 

Mrs. Fred Weinkauf received the sad news that her sister, Mrs. Herman Sperling, Detroit 
Lakes, MN., died on Saturday, June 18th. She leaves a husband and three young sons. Mr. and 
Mrs. Erick Weinkauf left on Monday to attend the funeral and were accompanied by their sister 
Miss Bertha Weinkauf. They will return on Wednesday. Gustav and Oswald Weinkauf are doing 
chores for Fred Weinkauf during his absence. 

********* * June 19/ lg30 

RICHARD RADLOFF DIED WEDNESDAY 

Richard Radloff, of Lidgerwood, passed away at his home in Lidgerwood at 11 o'clock on 
Wednesday morning, death being due to a long siege of illness from tuberculosis. 

The untimely death of this young man leaves a wife and four children to mourn their loss . 
Funeral services will be held at the Evangelical Church at Lidgerwood at 2 PM., Friday after- 
noon, Rev. Meier conducting the services. 

********** June 26, 1930 

PIONEER WOMAN LAID TO REST 

News of the death of one of Richland County's pioneer women was received on Monday, 
when word reached here that Mrs. L. A. Tyson had passed away at Marble, MN., on June 21st, 
19 30, at the age of eighty years. 

The remains were brought to Hankinson for burial, and funeral services were conducted 
on Tuesday in the Congregational Church, Rev. Smith conducting the ritual. 

Emily Malvina Mill man was born in Ohio, on Dec. 26th, 1849. Her childhood was spent in 
Indiana. In 1867 she married Lewis A. Tyson. After her marriage she lived in Illinois 
until 1886, when she moved to North Dakota, when the family settled on a farm 9 miles south 
of Hankinson where she resided until 1925 when she left this state to live with her daughter 
at Marble, MN., where she stayed until her death at the age of 80 years, 5 months and 25 days. 

She was a mother of 8 children, six of whom grew to mature age and 4 of whom are living; 
Robert, residing at Westhope, ND., Charles, residing at Columbus, ND., Herbert, residing at 
Minneapolis, MN., and Mrs. Annie Jensen, Marble, MN. She is also survived by two sisters, 
Mrs. Rugus Frye, Kansas City, MO., and Mrs. J. E. Jones, Lee Summit, MO. Her husband pre- 

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ceeded her in death in November of 1922. 

During her entire life she has been very active in her community and state, both in 
church and educational work, organizing the first Sunday School in Creendale Township of 
wh 1C h organization she was the first Superintendent. She also taught the first publL 
school in Greendale Township. 

After moving to Hankinson she was very active in W. c. T. u. work. Ac ting in the diff 
erent elective offices of local superintendent, county president and state treasurer 

At the time of her death she was a member of the Congregational Church at Hankinson. 

********** 

June 26, 1930 
FUNERAL OF GEORGE KRETCHMAN HELD FRIDAY 

A large number of mourners, relatives and old friends attended the funeral of George 
Kretchman which was held at the Lutheran Church last Friday, Rev. Klausler conducting the 
services. ********** 

June 26, 1930 
RICHLAND COUNTY PIONEER FUNERAL SERVICES HELD 
Funeral services for the late Frank J. Kuchera, Richland County pioneer, were held 
from St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church at Mantador, Father Wilkes officiating. Deceased 
leaves, besides his widow, two children, four brothers and two sisters. 

********** 

June 26, 1930 

WAYNE CAWELTI KILLED MONDAY 
A terrible tragedy occurred Monday afternoon about 3 o'clock when Wayne, the nine year 
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Cawelti, who live east of town, was accidently killed when 
dragged by a halter rope by a horse in the pasture. Although the lad was still alive when 
help arrived, he passed away before the car reached Wheaton, in which he was being rushed to 

a doctor WHITE ROCK JOURNAL 

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Ju3 -y 10, 1930 
MRS. ANNIE WINJE 

Mrs. Annie Winje was bom in the province of Smoland, Sweden, on Dec. 11, 1877 she 
came to the United States and Richland County in 1893. Her marriage to Lewis Winje took 
Place in 1895. She died at the far* home 8 miles northeast of this city on Tuesday, Ju ly 
1st, 1930, at the age of 52 years, 6 months and 19 days. 

The deceased is survived by her husband, five sons and three daughters. One son died 
ln 1919 LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

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July 10, 1930 

Word has been received in Hankinson of the death of 0. M. Hatcher, at his home in 
Grand Forks, ND. Mr. Hatcher resided in Hankinson thirty five years ago being in the employ 
° f ^ R - J ° neS - ********** July 10/ 193Q 

SISTER OF FORMER LOCAL PRINTER DROWNS 

The following report tells of the drowning of Marie Landsen, at Enderlin. Marie was a 
sister of Paul Landsen, printer, who was employed at the NEWS office last summer and fall. 

JULY 12th Separated from a party of midnight swimmers in the Maple River here, 

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Marie Landsen, 22, Enderlin, was drowned. The body was recovered about 7 AM. The girl, 
a graduate of the local high school and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ole Landsen, was swim- 
ming with five other young persons and walked away from the party. 

Believing she had gone home, the rest of the party was not alarmed when they could not 
find her. Members of the family became worried when she did not return and the body was 
found by Jessie Campbell, a carpenter here. 

Several other drownings have occurred at virtually the same spot. The party was swim- 
ming at a curve in the river known as "the bend." 

A brother said the girl was subject to fainting spells, however, and these may have 
caused her death. Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Barney and Paul, 
both of whom are employed at an Enderlin newspaper office. 

********** July 17 f 1930 

THORNQUIST DIED 
Word was received in this city of the death of Dr. J. Thornquist, who has been in Calif- 
ornia for the past three years. He died on Saturday afternoon after a long illness. He is 
survived by a wife and three children. The body was shipped to Long Praire, MN., for burial. 
. ..LIDGERWOOD NEWS ********** July 17, 1930 

Word was received by Mrs. G. E. Rackow at Mantador, of the death of Mrs. Charles Frost 
at Georgetown, OH. On June 23rd she underwent an operation for appendicitis. Dr. and Mrs. 
Frost were former residents of Hankinson. She leaves her husband and four children. Dr. 
Frost is a veterinarian. 

********** July 17, 1930 

Mr. Albert Stack returned on Thursday from Mayville, WI., where he was called by the 
death of his mother. He also visited relatives in Milwaukee, WI., Fairbault and Minneapolis 
MN., before returning home. He was accompanied by his granddaughter, Gwendola Worner, of 
Minneapolis, who will visit here several weeks. 

********** July 17, 1930 

SONORA PIONEER DIED AT FRAZEE 

Word was received here on Monday morning of the death of John Boll, who passed away at 
the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Radke, near Frazee, MN., 

Mr. John Boll was born on January 20th, 1857, at MekeLberg, Germany. He came to Lake 
City, MN., about 47 years ago, where he resided about two years. From there he came to 
Richland County where he took up a homestead east of Hankinson. From there he moved on a 
farm two miles southwest of Sonora and had lived in this vicinity until three years ago, 
when he left to make his home with his daughter at Frazee, MN., where he had lived until 
the time of his death. 

Mr. Boll was widely known as a royal neighbor and a well respected father. He was a 
man of sterling quality. He is survived by one son, Charles Boll, of Sonora. Mrs. Rika 
Hokanson, of Grand Forks, ND. , Mrs. Anna Radke, of Frazee, and Mrs. Minnie Link, of Sebecka, 
MN., thirty grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren and two brothers in Germany, 

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besides other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted at 1 o'clock 
from the house and 2 o'clock from the Evergreen Lutheran Church on Wednesday. Interment was 
made at the Evergreen Cemetery. 

********** July 24, 1930 

FORMER RESIDENT KILLED IN CRASH 
Fred Ketcham, pioneer Hankinson resident, was instantly killed in an automobile accid- 
ent ten miles east of Wahpeton on the Fergus Falls road on Wednesday night of last week. 
Deceased was in the dray business in Hankinson in early days but left here about 30 
years ago for Havana, where the family has since resided. 

Ketcham was alone in the car and it is thought he fell asleep, the car going into the 
ditch and crushing him to death in the wreckage. He was 73 years old. 

Funeral services were held at the Congregational church in Havana on Monday and inter- 
ment was made in the church cemetery at Britton, SD. 

********** July 24, 1930 

HAROLD MELVY, COACH AT WAHPETON H. S. DEAD 
News reached here on Monday of the death of Coach Harold Melvy, of Wahpeton High School 
at his home in Moorhead on Sunday. Death is said to have resulted from complications arising 
from a severe attack of pneumonia and heart trouble. He leaves a wife and small daughter. 

The news of Harold Melvy' s death came as a distinct shock to the residents of Wahpeton 
and especially so among the high school students with whom he had worked the past two years . 

Mr. Melvy came to Wahpeton from Henning, where he had been employed as a coach in the 
city_schools . He was very successful in his work here and had made many plans for the coming 

year in the athletic work in the school. WAHPETON GLOBE 

********** July 24, 1930 

MEETS DEATH WHEN RUN DOWN BY CAR 
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Born, of Hammond, IN., write that his father was killed in an accid- 
ent last week at North Judson, IN. The elder Born was riding a horse when run down by an 
auto, and death resulted from the injury sustained. 

Mrs. Wm. Born is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Jones, of this city. 

********** August 7, 1930 

FUNERAL RITES FOR FRED. K. RADLOFF 
Funeral services for Friedrick Karl Radloff were held at 2 o'clock Wednesday at the 
home, in this city, Rev. Meier conducting the services before a house filled with mourners 
paying last tribute to a pioneer of Hankinson who had immigrated to this country from Ger- 
many, and following many years of active work had retired and was making his home in this 
city where he was well liked and a friend of all who knew him. 

Pallbearers were all lifelong friends namely: Chas. Spreckles, Henry Hoffman, Carl 
Zander, Julius Dreager, John Peitz and Geo. Kuhlwein. 

Friedrick Karl Radloff, was born at Cartzig, Kreis Naugard, Prussia, Germany on Jan. 
13th, 1872, being at the time of his death 58 years, 6 months and 22 days old. 

In the year of 1890 he immigrated to the United States and settled in Hankinson. Here 

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he established a home, and on December 15th, 1893, was united in marriage to Miss Ida 
Trepkow, Rev. Warnke performing the ceremony at the Hankinson Evangelical Church. 

This union was blessed with nine children, three of whom preceeded their father in 
death: Adelaide, in infancy/ Edward, aged four, and Gerhard in the World War in 1918. Sur- 
viving to mourn their loss are a loving wife and six children: Fritz and wife, Oscar, Arthur, 
Helmut, Heinrich and Walter; also six brothers and two sisters, Fred Franz, Richard and Mrs. 
Martha Kahn of this county, and Robert Heinrich, Gustave and Mrs. Erma Reimer, all of German- 

The tragic death occurred at about 12 o'clock Monday, following two years of illness 
from cancer, which ailment had been aggravated during the severe hot weather of the past 
several days. Failure to find relief, although given competent medical attention, caused 
him to become despondent and afflicted with heart trouble and a nervous condition. The body 
was discovered by his wife at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, and a physician called, but it was 
too late. Mr. Radloff had left home at about 10 o'clock and was absent several hours. His 
wife was out looking after her work, when she discovered the body sagged across a rope sus- 
pended from a tree in the rear of the Kvolski house on the north side of town. 

********** August 7, 1930 

LADS BURNED TO DEATH IN DEXTER 

A calamity in Dexter Township early Saturday resulted in 10 year old Lumier and 8 year 
old Raymond Pokornski being burned to death, and three other members of the family, includ- 
ing the parents, receiving burns when, in some unknown manner, the building caught fire and 
spread so rapidly that escape was very near impossible, except for an heroic father and mot- 
her. - Raymond died in the hospital where he had been taken for treatment. 

A double funeral for the two lads was held on Tuesday at Lidgerwood. Mr. Pokornski had 
risen in the early morning to begin his day's work, the other members of the family remain- 
ing in bed. Half an hour later, while he was in the barn, he heard his wife scream, and upon 
answering, discovered the building was on fire, the flames at the south side of the kitchen 
spreading with great rapidity due to a high wind and the tinder like condition of the build- 
ing. The mother, with rare presence of mind, and courage, rescued the baby, who was sleep- 
ing downstairs, although she sustained severe burns while performing the act. 

Mr. Pokornski, as soon as he could reach the blazing house, began rescue work. He en- 
ticed his son, Raymond, aged eight, to jump from the upstairs, but only after the boy had 
been severely burned. The father then secured a ladder, ascended, and entered the blazing 
room, where the two sons had been asleep. He reached the bed but the boy was not there, nor 
could he be located in the smoke filled room. Apparently the boy had attempted to leave the 
room, but succumbed near the door, as the charred remains of the body were found directly 
below the room. 

Mr. Pokornski was badly burned about the body and arms while rescuing members of the 
family. The home and contents were destroyed, nothing being saved. Although neighbors 
responded quickly when the fire was noted, they arrived to late to be of . assistance. 

The Pokornski home is on the Sargent-Richland County line eight miles northwest of 

Lidgerwood, and these people are pioneer resident of Richland County. 

********** August 7, 1930 

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WM. PAYNE JR. DIES 

Word was received here that Win. Payne, Jr., had died Sunday in Minneapolis, from 
injuries received when he was burned by a gas explosion. 

The young man was driving an oil truck and the truck was wrecked, spilling the gas. Th 
oil ignited and Payne's oil soaked clothes took fire. The unfortunate young man only lived 
a few days . 

He was the son of Wm. Payne, formerly agent for the Soo Ry., here and now located in 

Loretta, MN FAIRMOUNT NEWS August 7, 1930 

********** 

ALFRED SCHLEY DIED AUGUST 5th 

Friday, August 8th, death ended the prolonged suffering of Alfred B. Schley of Elma 
Township. Mr. Schley was born on July 14th, 1885, near Groton, SD., where he grew to man- 
hood. On March 21, 1909, he was married to Miss Annie Procknow, of Hankinson. After a 
year's residence at Stratford, SD., the couple moved to the vicinity of Reeder, ND. There 
they resided until the fall of 1927, when they moved to our community purchasing a farm in 
Elma Township. Mr. Schley's illness began about a year ago. An external cancer had develop- 
ed which baffled the skill of physicians and surgeons. In October of last year he submitted 
to an operation in an Aberdeen hospital. In December he was again operated upon, but with- 
out success. He finally passed away last Friday at the age of 45 years and 18 days. He is 
survived by his aged parents at Stratford, SD., his widow, two sons, Clarence and Raymond 
and one daughter, Florence; a brother at Stratford, another at Reeder and a sister in Chicago 

Funeral services were conducted for him on Sunday afternoon from the local Lutheran 
church, Rev. Klausler delivered German and English funeral addresses. The body was then laid 
to rest on East Rondell Cemetery near Stratford. 

********** August 7, 1930 

MRS. CROBY PASSED AWAY 

(COGSWELL ENTERPRISE) Mrs. Russel G. Mc Croby died at her home in Bowen Township 

at 11:15 PM Monday night following an illness of several weeks duration. She suffered a 
stroke of paralysis on Sunday June 15th from which she did not recover. 
(The surname in this article is spelled both ways... which is correct?) 

********** August 14, 1930 

PROMINENT OAKES MAN KILLED 
W. T. Wilg, manager of the North American Creamery Co., at Oakes, was fatally injured 
last Friday evening when his car collided with a truck on the Llsbon-Oakes road. He died 
Sunday at a Fargo hospital. 

Mr. Wilg was returning home in the evening from Lisbon and was driving about sixty 
miles an hour when he crashed into a truck which had entered the highway a short time before. 

The unfortunate man leaves a widow and three small children to mourn his untimely pass- 
ing. Before his death he spoke of the accident and did not place blame on the truck driver. 

GWINNER POST ********** August 14, 1930 

ST. CLOUD BOY DIES IN HANKINSON CRASH 
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ST. CLOUD BOY DIES IN HANKINSON CRASH 

Following many hours of intense suffering and unconsciousness, Leo Murphy, 19, son of 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Murphy of St. Cloud, died at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge 
shortly after 9 o'clock Tuesday morning from concussion of the brain and hemorrhages follow- 
ing injuries received in an automobile accident near Hankinson early Monday morning. Four 
others in the car were slightly injured with the exception of Frank Donahue, Breckenridge, 
who received a deep cut on his leg. 

Murphy, in the company with Miss Mary Donahue and her brothers, Frank, of Breckenridge, 
and Garritt, of St. Cloud, and Frank Woodworth, also of Breckenridge were returning from a 
trip to Hankinson where they had been during the evening. The trip had been made to bring 

a young lady home who had been visiting Breckenridge friends FARMER GLOBE.... 

********** August 21, 1930 

LIDGERWOOD PIONEER SUCCUMBS 

Frank Tinka, a pioneer of this community, died Tuesday morning while on his way to 
Britton, where he was to receive medical treatment. He is survived by his two sons, Frank 
and George. ++++++++++ 

KUBUSTA DEATH 

Tony Kubusta died in a Minneapolis hospital Sunday evening. He is survived by his 
wife and five children. ********** August 28, 1930 

ABE WADDINGTON DIES 

Abe Waddington, living south of town, near the state line, died on Monday morning at 
the Wahpeton hospital after a long illness. 

Mr. Waddington settled here in 1905. He was 74 years, 5 months and 2 days old and 
leaves a wife and two children to mourn his departure. 

The funeral was held on Wednesday afternoon from the family home, Rev. Miller of 
White Rock officiating and interment was made in the Fairmount Cemetery. 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS * ********* August 28, 1930 

MRS. JOHN VAN ARNAM DIED FROM INJURIES 

The citizens of the village were awe stricken to learn that Mrs. John Van Arnam, wife 
of State Senator Van Arnam, had been struck by the engine of a Great Northern freight, and 
was in a very serious condition. Mrs. Van Arnam had been up town and was on her way to her 
daughter, Mrs. Elliot's home. In crossing the track, she evidently did not see the coming 
train, and had almost gotten across when the pilot struck her on the leg tossing her into 
the road. She was picked up in an unconscious condition and taken into the depot and later 
removed to the Grant residence nearby. She suffered broken bones in her leg and severe 
bruises about her head. Her injuries were of such extend that she passed away two hours 
later, without regaining consciousness. Beside her when she passed away were her daughters, 
Mrs. Elliott and Mrs. Helling, who had been called from Fargo immediately. Her husband is 

in Minneapolis in the hospital KINDRED NEWS 

********** September 4, 1930 

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LIGHTNING KILLS FAIRMOUNT MAN 

During the electrical storm of Sunday night, which swept this community, Chas. Christ- 
enson, farmer living three miles south of Fairmount, was struck and killed by a bolt of 
lightning . 

Christenson was doing work in the barn when he met instant death. The bolt, which evi- 
dently following draft through the barn, and struck the unfortunate man, nearly stripped him 
of his clothing, and badly burned the body. 

The bolt set fire to the barn, and quickly consumed the building. Besides the building 
the contents consisting of hay, grain, harness, an auto, and machinery stored in the shed 
attached to the barn. 

Mrs. Christenson, who was in the house when the lightning struck the building, rushed 
out and discovered the terrible tragedy. The family dragged the body from the burning build- 
ing. 

Chris Christenson had been a resident of Fairmount Township for the past ten years. He 
is survived by four children and his wife. The children are: Marion, ten; Delmer, nine; 
Clarence, seven, and Lloyd, three years old. A brother, Andrew lives at East Bay, Manitoba. 
Mr. Christenson has four sisters living in Denmark. 

********** September 4, 1930 

Mrs. August Koeppe and son Walter, motored to Hazel Run, MN., to attend the funeral of 
August Bruscke , a nephew of Mrs . Koeppe , who died at the Montevideo hospital after an oper- 
ation. Deceased is a brother of Mrs. Otto Wienkauf and had visited here on numerous occas- 
ions?^ ********** September 4, 1930 

MRS. CLARA NELSON DIED SATURDAY 

Word has been received by relatives in Hankinson of the death of Mrs. Clara Nelson, at 
her home in south Minneapolis, at 8:30 PM., Saturday evening. 

Mrs. Nelson was a former resident of this city, having made her family home at the Nur- 
sery Co., residence. She left this community in 1922, and had since made her home in Minn- 
eapolis. About a year and a half ago she underwent an operation and for the past year had 
been ill with cancer, which caused her death. 

Funeral services were held on Tuesday at Minneapolis . Surviving to mourn their loss 
are one duaghter, Alice Edgell, and a son, Leroy. Two daughters preceeded her in death, 
Francis in April of 1929 and Irene, this past summer. 

Mrs . Neslon was a greatly admired woman throughout this community and her many friends 
were greatly shocked to learn of her untimely death. 

********** September 11, 1930 

FIVE MEMBERS OF FAMILY DIE BY GAS 
A tragic accident happened at Hebron, ND., this week, when silo gas snuffed out the 
lives of five members of the Tony Neidhardt family. Four members of the family died att- 
empting to rescue their father, who, while working in the silo, was overcome by gas. 

Poison gas which forms in silo pits is very dangerous, and care should be used when 

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working in the building. Sam Deering, of Hankinson, is well acquainted with the family 

September 11, 1930 



being a relative by marriage. ********** 



ROSHOLT WOMAN DIED OF BURNS 
A tragic accident occurred at the home of W. A. Rexford, four and one half miles south- 
east of Rosholt Wednesday afternoon when Mrs. Rexford attempted to pour kerosene in the range 
The can exploded throwing burning oil all over Mrs. Rexford. She died as a result of the 
burns. 

The husband rushed to her aid when her clothes caught fire and tore the clothing from 
her body as quickly as possible. In attempting to save her life he suffered severe burns 
about head, hands and forearms. The three year old daughter, who was also in the house, got 
her face and the backs of her hands blistered. The house and part of the furniture were 
saved by the neighbors and the Rosholt Fire Department. ....ROSHOLT NEWS.... 

********** September 11, 1930 

FORMER HANKINSON WOMAN DIED 
Mr. and Mrs. Max Gollnick returned on Sunday from Detroit Lakes, MN., where they attend- 
ed the funeral of his sister, Mrs. Gustav Feigner. Mr. and Mrs. Feigner were former resid- 
ents in this vicinity. 

********** September 11, 1930 

HAMMER WOMAN PASSED AWAY 
Mrs. Aas died at her home last week in Hammer. She was the mother of Mrs. Iver Hammer 
and Mrs. Gunder Hammer. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the Lutheran Church near 
Hammer. Interment was made in the church cemetery nearby. 

********** September 18, 1930 

WINFIELD SCOTT PASSES AWAY 
Winfield Scott, for over 25 years a resident of this vicinity, died suddenly Saturday 
after a three days illness at his home near Tenney at the age of 61 years. 

He is survived by a wife, two sons, three daughters and several grandchildren. The fun- 
eral was held on Tuesday afternoon at Tenney and interment was at Teeney. 

FAIRMOUNT NEWS' ********** September 18, 1930 

WHEATON FAIR BOOSTER KILLED LAST TUESDAY 
While the Wheaton fair boosters were on their way Tuesday from Rosholt, going by the 
Valley, and between Donnelly and Herman, MN., a flat tire caused one of their cars to upset 
and turn over three times, fatally injuring Mr. H. A. Quast, president of the Wheaton State 
Bank, whose back was broken and he died Wednesday morning from the effects of his injuries 

received in the crash. . ROSHOLT NEWS.... 

********** September 18, 1930 

MRS. ADA ELIZABETH WOLLITZ 
After years of patient suffering, death claimed Mrs. Ada Elizabeth Wollitz on Monday 
evening at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Clark. 

About three years ago her health began to fail. All that medical science could do to 

relieve her ailment was done. She bore her suffering with remarkable patience. During 

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her long illness, she aimed to give attendants as little trouble as possible, she was of 
a very kind disposition and had many friends . ... .LIDGERWOOD MONITOR. 



********** 

September 18, 1930 
DEATH OF BROTHER 



Jack Mace was called to Wilmot qn ™ m~„j w 

' D " ° n Mond ay because of the illness of his brother 
Jim Mace, and word received here on Wednesday «=*-=*-« «,„«. » 

on Wednesday state that Mr. Mace passed away on Tuesday. 

********** 

September 25, 1920 
VAN ARNUM FUNERAL AT KINDRED 

One of our leading men, perhaps the most progressive citizen we have ever had, has been 

removed from our midst. At 4:3 AM Sunday morning, the spirit of Senator John Van Arnum 

left xts earthly abode and passed beyond the River whence there is no return. Joh n had been 

^ ^ the -" C °- le ° f *"» ** - ~ - -tU -is spring that his ailment LZl 

a serious nature and he went to Rochester, MN., for diagnosis and treatment. He was op- 
erated on and his operation revealed cancer. He rallied sufficiently to be able to return 
home. His ailment returned however, and although he returned to Rochester for another op- 
eration the doctors could do nothing for him and he was taken home to spend his remaining 
days wxth his family and in the surroundings he loved so well. ...KINDRED TRIBUNE.... 

********** 

September 25, 1930 
DYBDAHL ENDS LIFE THURSDAY P. M. 

Fred Dybdahl, prominent farmer living south of the state line south of town, ended his 
life by apparent suicide on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 25th at about 2 o'clock in the after- 
noon ._ His body was discovered by his wife who had begun a search for him when he failed to 
show up. 

The man came home from work in the fields at noon and complained to his wife that he was 
very tired. He told her he was going to take a rest in the bam before returning to work 
and departed. After a couple of hours had elapsed, Mrs. Dybdahl went to the barn to see what 
was detaining her husband and found him suspended from a rope attached to the mow. The man 
had attached the rope to his neck while standing on a stool, and then evidently kicked the 
stool from beneath him. 

Roberts County officials were called and decided that no inquiry was necessary. He lea- 
ves to mourn his loss a wife and five children, the youngest of whom is 14 years old. Funeral 

services were held on Mondav 

********** 

October 2, 1930 

PIONEER WOMAN CALLED IN DEATH 

Mrs. T. L. Evenson, of this city, passed away at her home here on Friday Sept. 26th, 
death following an illness of several week's duration. 

Funeral services were held in the Congregational Church Sunday afternoon, Rev. Smith 
conducting the ritual. 

Lois Hehcote was born in Sept. of 1866, in Fon du Lac, WI . , and was married to Thorsten 
Evenson in Feb. of 1888, and then ca^e to Richland County, settling in Liberty Grove Town- 
shxp, where they homesteaded. After many years on the farm they moved to Hankinson to make 

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their home. Pall bearers were E. H. Webster, John Wickman, John Jaeger, Erick Enkers, 
H. A. Merrifield and Smith DeSilva. 

********** October 2, 1930 

MRS. FRANZ KOEPPE DIED FRIDAY P. M. 

Friends and relatives were severly shocked to learn of the sudden death of Mrs. Franz 
Koeppe, prominent pioneer woman, of south of town, on Friday afternoon, Death was caused 
by heart failure. 

Mrs . Koeppe had gone to the farm yard while attending to her duties , and was suddenly 
stricken, and passed away before help could arrive. A daughter, Amanda, who was at home at 
the time, had missed her mother's presence, and upon investigation found her near the hog 
lot prostrate. The husband was assisting a neighbor when told of the sad news. 

Katherine Zummer was born on March 31st, 1866 in Wisconsin and passed away Sept. 26th, 
at the age of 64 years. In 1889 she was married to Franz Koeppe in Renville County, MN. In 
the spring of 1896 they moved to a homestead in Roberts County where she had since resided. 
Deceased had endured, with courage, the hardships and trials of the early pioneers, and be- 
cause of her admirable character was beloved by all who knew her. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are seven children: four sons, Louie, of Elma Township; 
William, of New Effington; Albert and John, at home; and four daughters: Lizzie Ziebarth, 
of Belfour, ND.; Eliza Lenz, of Sisseton; Amanda and Theresa, at home; four brothers, two 
sisters and eleven grandchildren. 

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Clater at the home on Tuesday afternoon at one 
o'cltjck and at the church at 2 o'clock. A very large number of mourners were in attendance 
to pay their last respects to the departed woman. Pallbearers were six relatives. 

Among those attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. John Zimmer; Mr. and Mrs. Nick 
Zimmer and son, of North Redwood, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. Vim. Zimmer, Renville, MN.; Mr. and Mrs. 
Peter, Vista, MN.; Adolph Uhlig, New Ulm; Miss Anna Wester; Mrs. Mary Shafer, Redwood; Mr. 
and Mrs. F. Budenhaff, Redwood; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Lehnkuhl, Alexandria; Mr. and Mrs. Luemkuld, 
Wadens; Mr. Otto Zimmer, Parkers Prairie; Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Zimmer and son; Mr. and Mrs. 
Albert Lassow; Mr.- and Mrs. Paul Zimmer; Mr. and Mrs. Anna Fisher, Wood Lake; Mr. and Mrs. 
Carl Besske of Wahpeton. ********** October 2, 1930 

DEATH COMES TO SADDEN HOME 

Mildred Gerezek, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Gerezek, of Stiles, died Monday morn- 
ing, Oct. 6th, after a long illness of diabetes, the last four days of which were accompanied 
by much suffering. 

Mildred was eleven years old and was born and raised at the parental home in Stiles . 
Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday at 10 o'clock from St. Philip's Church, Rev. 
Studnicka conducting the services. Burial was made in Calvary Cemetery. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: her parents; one brother, Daniel, six aunts and uncles 

Frank, Wallace, August, Mrs. Steve Motis and Mrs. Frank Schleney. 

********** October 9, 1930 

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MILLIE SMART 
Funeral services were held for Miss Millie Smart at the W. J. Chapin home on Tuesday 
afternoon, Rev. Smith conducting the service. 

Miss Smart passed away on Sunday evening at 6 o'clock, at the age of 44 years. Dec- 
eased had been an invalid for the past 42 years, the last two years of which she had been 
confined to her bed. Her home was in Kidder, SD., but the past year she had spent with her 
brother in this city. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are her mother, Mrs. Eliza J. Smart, of this city, and 
five brothers , B. W. Smart, of Kidder; Earl Smart, of Montana, C. H. Chapin, of Oregon; 
Harry Chapin, of Washington state, and W. J. Chapin, of Hankinson. 

********* * October 16, 1930 

RECEIVED NEWS OF DEATH OF MOTHER 
Mrs. J. M. Jaeger received a message Saturday night announcing the death of her mother, 
Mrs. Joe Rassier, at Mahnomen, MN. , which occurred Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Jaeger 
and son, Alfred, and a daughter, Mrs. Feneis, of Mooreton, attended the funeral which was 
held on Tuesday. ********** October 16, 1930 

FORMAN MAN KILLED BY AUTO SATURDAY. 
Oscar Erlandson, about 35, was killed in an auto wreck Saturday night, when the Ford 
T which he was driving six miles south of Forman upset, the car crushing his skull. 

The accident happened about midnight Saturday and the body was not discovered until 
Sunday morning at eleven o'clock. 

-Hankinson hunters, Sam Deering and Donald Brandt, viewed the wreck, having come upon 
the upturned auto just a few minutes after the body had been removed. 

********** October 16, 1930 

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Motis and family left on Tuesday for Glenwood, MN., to attend the 
funeral of his mother. ********** October 23, 1930 

MANTADOR Mrs. F. Schlener and daughter, Priscilla, and son, Ben, attended the fun- 
eral of her sister-in-law at Melrose, MN. 

********** October 23, 1930 

WILLIAM F. GAST ANSWERS FINAL SUMMONS 
William Gast, one of the prosperous and popular young farmers living northwest of 
Fairmount, died early Sunday morning at the Wahpeton Hospital after a week's sickness. 
Death was caused by a ruptured appendix. 

The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Summit Lutheran Church 

and interment made FAIRMOUNT NEWS 

********** October 23, 1930 

OLD TIMER DIES VERY SUDDENLY 
Mr. August Kingsrider, one of the oldest residents of White Rock was found dead in 
his garage last Sunday afternoon at about 2 o'clock. He disappeared from his usual haunts 
on Saturday and a search of the premises disclosed his body on the garage floor. Appparently 

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he had been reclining on a chair and when death came he fell off the chair and was found 

lying on the floor. 

********** October 23, 1930 

ATTENDS FUNERAL 
Mickey Hagen went to Wahpeton Tuesday where he attended the funeral of Janet Jacobson, 
which was held at 10 o'clock. Miss Jacobson passed away at the Breckenridge Hospital on 
Sunday, following several weeks' illness. Burial was made at eville, MN. 

********** October 30, 1930 

LYMAN SMITH PASSES AWAY 
Lyman E. Smith, age 84, veteran of the Civil War, died Monday night at the home of his 
son, I. A. Smith, death being due to old age. With the passing of Mr. Smith, Fairmount loses 

its last Civil War Veteran. FAIRMOUNT NEWS 

********** October 30, 1930 

IN ACCIDENT 
Plunged to earth when their airplane was caught in a tailspin, Ernest Christianson, 
farmer, was instantly killed and Ernest Gilott, Gary, IN., pilot, was badly injured near 
Cogswell Friday afternoon. 

Gilott, pilot with a private license acquired on October 1st, had 150 flying hours to 
his credit. He had been visiting in this section and was taking Christianson from his farm 
to the home of Joe Rowan, the latter 's brother-in-law, when their plane careened earthward 
midway in the journey. ********** October 30, 1930 

_ LITTLE LAMARS GIRL DIES MONDAY MORNING 

Death came to little 9 year old Lorraine Mahler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Mahler 
of LaMars township, at the Wahpeton hospital on Monday morning. The little girl died of per- 
itonitis, which followed an operation for ruptured appendix. Funeral arrangements had not 
been made as we go to press. 

The child's father, Joseph Becker, is dead. She is survived by her mother and step- 
father, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Mahler, her sisters, Evelyn and Lucille Becker and step-sister 

Baby Angeline Mahler FARMER GLOBE 

********** October 30, 1930 

CLARA BERG IS CALLED IN DEATH 
Clara Helene Berg passed away at the home of her brother, Herman, Wednesday, Nov. 5th, 
at 7 o'clock following a long illness with cancer. 

About two years ago the deceased started to fail in health and since the beginning of 
September last year she was confined to her bed. After having stayed about a week at the 
Hankinson Hospital she was taken to her brother Robert's home. In July she returned to her 
mother and brother, Herman, where she died. 

Funeral services will be held at Emmanuel Evangelical Church, Hankinson, at 2 o'clock 
Friday and at the home at 1:15 PM. 

Clara Helen Berg was the daughter of Julius Berg, who preceeded her in death, and 
Louise Berg, nee Sommerfeldt. She was born on November 17th, 1887, and was 42 years, 11 

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months and 18 days at the time of her death. She was a member of the Evangelical Church, 
and was baptized by Rev. Hinck, and confirmed by Rev. Walter, of this city, and was a woman 
of sterling Christian qualities, who will be greatly missed by her loved ones. 

********** November 6. l<Jin 

Gerhard Wirtz received word of the death of his sister-in-law, Mrs. John Wirtz, at 
Minneapolis on Sunday. ********** November 6, 1930 

PAUL KUNERT DIED LAST NIGHT 

Paul Kunert, a pioneer Hankinson business man, died last night at 12 o'clock, at a 
Britton, SD., hospital. Mr. Kunert was taken to the Britton Hospital two weeks ago where 
he suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he failed to improve. 

Mr. Kunert was in the drug store business in Cayuga, where he has been located since 
leaving Hankinson , coming here in the early part of the 90 ' s and he conducted a drug store 
and pop manufacturing business until he left in 1921. 

Deceased was 63 years of age. He is survived by two sons, Harry and Irvin; his wife 

preceeding him in death in 1927. Funeral services will be held at the John Rahn home in 

this city on Saturday at 1 o'clock. 

********* * November 13, 1930 

ALTA NICHOLSON DIED FRIDAY 

Word was received in Hankinson Saturday morning by M. A. Wipperman of the death of Miss 
Alta Nicholson, at her home in Minneapolis the previous night. 

Miss Nicholson was for twenty years bookkeeper for the Wipperman Mercantile Co., and 
enjoyed a wide acquaintance throughout Richland County. Following the disastrous fire which 
destroyed the company's building, Miss Nicholson left for Minneapolis where she had a fine 
home and where she had since resided. 

Friends in this city and elsewhere were shocked and saddened to learn of her untimely 
demise. * ********* November 13, 1930 

LEAVES FOR BROTHER'S FUNERAL 

E. P. LaQua received a message Sunday announcing the death of his brother-in-law, John 
Riester, at Wabasha, MN. He left on Monday to attend the funeral. 

********** November 13, 1930 

DIED FROM INJURY SUSTAINED IN FALL 

Mrs. Emma Becker passed away Friday night at 10 o'clock at the Herman Berg home west of 
town, death being caused from injuries sustained in a fall on Saturday morning, Nov. 8th. 

Funeral services were held at the home on Monday, Fr. Turek conducting the services. 
Burial was made at Lidgerwood. Deceased had for the past eight months been engaged as a 
nurse for Clara Berg, who passed away two weeks ago. Mrs. Becker was hanging out clothes 
on the upstairs porch, when the guard railing gave way and she fell about 10 feet to the 
ground, sustaining severe injuries. She improved, however, but was fatally stricken Friday 
night with a relapse and passed away. 

Deceased is survive by her son who is eleven years old; her mother, Mrs. John Matuska; 
one sister, Mrs. A. J. Roth, of Belfield. 

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Mrs. Alfred Wiwoda, of Courtney, ND., attended the funeral of her brother-in-law, Joe 
Achter, which was held on Tuesday MANTADOR. . . 

********** November 20, 1930 

FOUR SISTERS ILL WITH TYPHOID AT WAHPETON 

WAHPETON, ND., Nov. 21st Four sisters, Mrs. Clarence Nelson, 21, and Beatrice, Mabel 

and Myrtle Bonde, ages 16, 12 and 9 respectively, are all seriously ill with typhoid fever. 
They are the daughters of Roy Bonde, employee of a produce concern at Fairmount. Myrtle 
passed away on Sunday. ********** November 27, 1930 

FUNERAL HELD FOR TYLER WOMAN 
Funeral services were held on Saturday at the Bethel Lutheran Church for Mrs. John Mat- 
jcek, a resident in the Tyler community, who died at the St. Francis Hospital on Tuesday 
morning at 6:30, following an illness that had lasted for a number of years. During the past 
twenty two years she had suffered from asthma. During the past three months other complica- 
tions followed her previous condition which she was not able to overcome. 

********** November 27, 1930 

RADIO SINGER DROWNED 
A popular entertainer from Station WNAX, Mr. Herbert Lempke, has been reported drowned 
in the Missouri River near Yankton, a capsized boat used by hunters being responsible for 
the accident. Lempke always entertained over the radio in the German language, and was 

greatly appreciated throughout this community. 

********** November 27, 1930 

IVER OLSON 
Mr. Iver Olson died at his home in Victor on Monday night, Nov. 17th, 1930, after a 
brief illness of complications resulting from old age. He was without pain and spent most 

of the last days in natural sleep NEW EFFINGTON RECORD.... 

********** November 27, 1930 

DEATH FOLLOWS APOPLECTIC STROKE 
Leroy Hemminger passed away at the home of his son in this city on Tuesday morning at 
10:15, death being caused by apoplexy. Mr. Hemminger arose Sunday and after building a fire 
went to the barn to take care of chores. His son, Robert, after noting the extended absence 
of his father, investigated and found him lying in the barn. Medical aid was summoned but 
it was of no avail, and death followed forty eight hours later. 

Mr. Hemminger was born in Iowa, on February 16th, 1861, and was sixty nine years old at 
the time of his death. He came to North Dakota in 1899 and settled near Stirum, and later 
moved to Valley City. For the past year he has made his home with his son in this city. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are four sons, Robert and Raymond of this city; Arthur, 
of Pillager, MN., and Harry, of Marion, ND.; three daughters, Mrs. Carl Pargande, of Spring- 
brook, ND.; Mrs. Frank Betker, of Chicago, and Mrs. Ralph Man they, of Milwaukee. 

Funeral services will be held at the home on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. Smith 
conducting the services. Burial will be made in the Hillside Cemtery. 

********** December 4, 1930 

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GREAT BEND Funeral services were held on Friday at the Lutheran Church here for 

Mrs. Edward Hingst, who died last Monday at her home. She had been suffering of late from 
gall stone attacks but had recovered and her death on Monday evening was a shock to the ent- 
ire community. 

Mrs. Hingst had been a resident of this community for the past fifty four years. She 
was bom in Kreis Belter-Feld, Germany, Sept. 3rd, 1850, having reached the age of eighty. 
She was married there to Ernest Ambach, her first husband. To this union one son, Alfred, 
was born. 

Upon coming to America they settled first in Wisconsin, moving shortly to a homestead 
near Great Bend. After her first husband's death she was united in marriage in 1880 to 
Edward Hingst, with whom she lived for over fifty years, having celebrated their Golden 
Wedding Anniversay on March 28, 1930. She leaves to mourn her death her husband, one son, 
Alfred Ambach, and a step son, Albert Hingst, other relatives and a host of friends. 
. .-..Pali bearers were her grandsons, Arthur and Ernest Ambach, Edward and Ewald Hingst, 

Ewald Bohn and Rudy Beling. 

********** December 4, 1930 

JOSEPH ACHTER 

Joseph A. Achter, of Mantador, died at 2 AM on November 15th, at his home here. He was 

born on March 5th, 1877, at Charlesburg, WI., and was 53 years, 8 months and 10 days old at 

the time of his death, which was caused by diabetes. 

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josepth Achter, and a daughter, Mrs. William Pompe. 

The funeral was held at 10 AM last Tuesday, at the Catholic Church at Mantador and interment 

was made at Mantador with 0. A. Rockwog, of Wyndmere , in charge. 

********** December 4, 1930 

Mrs. F. Besik received a message on Friday of the death of her sister-in-law, Mrs. 

Frank Buckley, of Harlowton, MT. 

********** December 4, 1930 

FRANK RETTIG PASSED AWAY MONDAY 

Mrs. M. Rettig received a message on Monday of the death of her brother-in-law, Frank 
Rettig, of Wahpeton. He has been suffering from cancer for the last five years. 

Surviving are his wife, three sons, two daughters, and his sister, Mrs. John Schultz, of 

of Hankinson. Funeral services will be held at St. John's Church at Wahpeton. Burial will 

be made in Calvary Cemetery. 

********** December 11, 1930 

HEART ATTACK CAUSES DEATH OF JOE SCHULTZ 

Joe Schultz, prominent farmer residing five miles northwest of Hankinson was stricken 
by heart disease while in Kinn's garage yesterday morning, and passed away before medical 
attention could be secured. 

Mr. Schultz had come here to have a battery charged and had taken the same to the repair 
shop. While talking to the mechanic he became weak and rested on a bumper. Heavy breathing 
warned the men in the shop that the man was very ill and as he started to fall was caught by 
Otto Muehler. Death following immediately, however. 

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Mr. Schultz had been in ill health for three years, and had submitted to a serious sur- 
gical operation for goitre a couple of years ago, from which time he has been in very poor 
health. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning at St. Peter and Paul's Church, at 
Mantador, at 10 o'clock. Burial will be in the Mantador Cemetery. 

Joe Schultz was born in Richland County in August of 1885, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman 
Schultz, now deceased, pioneers of Richland County. 

Mr. Schultz had made his home north of Hankinson, and in an able, conscientious and 
praiseworthy manner had raised a family of seven children, following the death of his wife 
several years ago. Among neighbors and acquaintances he was known for his fine character 
and the loss will be felt severly in this community. 

He is survived by seven children; four brothers, Herman, of St. Paul, George, of Great 
Bend; Christ, of Mantador; and Peter of Monango and two sisters, Maggie and Martha. 
. ...... ....... ********** December 11, 1930 

PETER ZIMMERMAN 

News of the sudden death of Peter Zimmerman, of Claire City, a former resident of this 
vicinity, reached this city on Wednesday forenoon. The cause of his death was a cerebral 
hemorrhage. He died in a few minutes after the attack. 

The deceased was born on April 5th, 1883, and grew to manhood in this vicinity. He 
married Miss Shreiner, who died a few years ago. He is survived by six children, two daugh- 
ters and four sons, all of whom reside at Claire City, except the youngest son, who is cared 
f or .by his sister., Mrs. Susan Nicholai, of Milnor. He is also survived by four brothers, 
J. L. , of this city; Chas, of Douglas; Nick, of Huron and Frank, of Kulm; two sisters: Mrs. 
Margaret Sellner, of Britton and Mrs. Nicolai, of Milnor. 

The funeral services will be held at St. Boniface Church in this city, on Saturday fore- 
noon at 10 o'clock LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

********** December 11, 1930 

GUS MC LAIRD DIED TUESDAY 

Gus Mc Laird, of Victor, died on Tuesday at his home in that city, from the infirmities 
of old age , at the age of 68 years . 

Mr. Mc Laird was one of the early settlers of the south of Hankinson territory, residing 
on a farm four miles north of New Effington until recent years when he moved to Victor. 

Funeral services will be held at the Victor Church on Friday afternoon at 1:30 PM. His 
wife survives to mourn her loss. Deceased was well known in Hankinson, which was his shop- 
ping point, until he retired from active farming. 

********** December 18, 1930 

DEATH OF MRS. CARL DEIKEN 

Mrs. Carl Deiken, living near Old Bossco, passed away on December 2nd, at the age of 

88 years. She was bed ridden for more than 5 years, and had been ailing for about 40 years. 

She was always cheerful and bore her burden in the most courageous way. 

Rev. C. Cloeter, from near Lidgerwood, conducted the funeral at the home of her daughter 

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Mr. and Mrs. Christ Pederson, with whom she has made her home since her husband died many 
years ago. The remains were taken to the Lutheran Cemetery near Milbank, SD,, for burial. 
She leaves to mourn: two sons and one daughter of her first marriage, Mr. Louis Bihrle, of 
Milbank, SD.; Theodore Bihrle, of New Effington, SD.; Mrs. Ida Roaf, Minnesota and two dau- 
ghters of her second marriage: Mrs. Elizabeth Stuetleman, of near Plato, MN.; and Mrs. Chris 

Pederson, of Sisseton, SD. 

********** 

December 18, 193r> 

JOHN MATEJECK PASSES AWAY 
Just 18 days after his wife died, John Matejeck, living six miles north of Fairmount, 
and for 34 years a resident and active farmer, died at his home on Saturday morning, Dec- 
ember 6th, at the age of 67 years. FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... 

********** _ .TO 1^->„ 

December 18, 1930 

Mr. and Mrs. Nick Benroth, Mr. and Mrs. John Fischer and Peter Jaeger drove over to 
Wahpeton on Wednesday to attend the funeral of Mr. Frank Rettig. 

********** December 18, 1930 

PIONEER FAIRMOUNT MAN DIES AT AGE OF 76 YEARS 
Alfred Jackson, 76 year old pioneer settler, died at his home here after a short ill- 
ness. Mr. Jackson lived here and after being missed for two days by his friends, they went 
to his home to investigate and found him very ill. He died the next day. 

Alfred Jackson was born in England in 1854 and came to this country with his parents 
while quite young, settling in Michigan. From there he moved to a farm west of Fairmount. 
He lived in this community for 49 years . 

********** December 18, 1930 

BOWMAN LAD KILLED 
Stanley Seymanski, 9 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Seymanski, of Mound, died in the 
Bowman Hospital as the result of injuries received when he was attacked by an infuriated 
buck. The child had gone out into the field where the sheep were grazing. The mother missed 
the lad and found him unconscious on the ground with the infuriated animal still butting and 
kicking the prostrate form. ....WELLS COUNTY FREE PRESS.... 

********** December 18, 1930 

MRS. H. EBEL FUNERAL TODAY 

Mrs. Herman Ebel, of Lidgerwood, died Saturday night following a year's severe illness. 
The funeral services were held this afternoon at the Evangelical Church, Rev. Meier officiat- 
ing. 

Mrs. Ebel, with her husband, have resided on the same farm, one mile south of Lidgerwood 

for the past 38 years. An obituary will appear next week. 

********** December 25, 1930 

W. T. SPENCER DIED IN SAN DIEGO 

W. T. Spencer, former Hankinson resident, died at the home of his son in Fresno, CA., 

on Dec. 17th at the age of 87 years. Deceased was a buyer for the Farmer's Elevator here 

for several years and also served as clerk in the local postof f ice for two years . He is 

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survived by two sons and two daughters . 

Mr. Spencer left Hankinson fifteen years ago for California where he had since made 
his home. ********** December 25, 1930 

LITTLE CHILD PASSED AWAY FRIDAY 
The fifteen months old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Anderson, passed away on Friday at 
1 o'clock. The child had been in ill health for some time. 

Funeral services were held on Monday morning at St. Philip's Church at 9 o'clock, Rev. 
Studnicka officiating. Burial was made in Calvary Cemetery. 

The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the community in their sorrow. 

********** December 25, 1930 
DR. DUNSMOORE DIED 
An item in the Minneapolis papers announces the death of Dr. F. A. Dunsmoore, formerly 
of that city, at Hollywood, CA. Dr. Dunsmoore was well known here and often visited this 
city professionally. He was 77 years old and had been in California a few years. 
LIDGERWOOD MONITOR ********** December 25, 1930 

Mr. George Bakken, of Abercrombie, died from a stroke of paralysis at Mankato, on Fri- 
day. He is survived by a son, Barney, of Gwinner, ND. The funeral was held yesterday at 
3 o'clock. Deceased is a near relative of L. C. Jentz, of this city. 

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19 3 1 
FRANK KADOUN FUNERAL ON WEDNESDAY 
Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Polda received word of the death of Mr. Frank Kadoun, of Lidger- 
wood. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon. 

********** January 1, 1931 

GRANDMA GOLLNICK PASSED AWAY TUESDAY MORN 
Mrs. Helmina Gollnick passed away on Tuesday morning at 1:30 o'clock, at the ripe old 
age of 95 years, 9 months and 19 days. "Grandma" Gollnick, as she was generally known, came 
to Richland County 38 years ago. Later she moved to this city, where she made her home 
until death. 

Deceased was the oldest resident of this city and probably of the county. Regardless 
of her advanced age, she always enjoyed fair health, and supervised the duties of her home, 
and in addition, each year raised a fine garden. 

About three years ago she was taken ill, and although apparently not serious, her ad- 
vanced age caused friends much worry. She improved, however, and up until almost the week 
of her death she was in fair condition physically, and mentally she remained in full command 

until the moment of her demise . 

OBITUARY 

Mrs. Helmine Gollnick was born on the 11th of March, 1835, in Schoenwaldt, West Prussia, 
Germany. She married Mr. Jasdrow, who lived with her many years, but preceeded her in death 
at the age of 65 years . In 1892 the deceased immigrated to America and settled on a farm 
west of Hankinson with her daughter, Mrs. Julius Roeder, where she resided many years. 

On April 13th, 1896, she married Mr. August Gollnick, of Hankinson. Three children of 
the first union are still living, Mr. August Jasdrow and Mrs. Wilhelmina Schauland live in 
Germany and Mrs. Julius Roeder in Hankinson. 

Mr. August Gollnick also preceeded her in death on March 7th, 1928. The deceased be- 
came ill on the 26th of December and was given Holy Communion by Rev. Meier. Pleurisy was 
the cause of death on Dec. 30th, at 1 AM. 

Three children and seven grandchildren mourn her death. Funeral services will be held 
at 2 o'clock in the house and church with Rev. Meier officiating. 

********** January 1, 1931 

MRS. IDA EBEL, OBITUARY 

Mrs. Ida Ebel, nee Schulz, was born on the 28th day of May, 1872, in Buchholz, Province 
Pommern, Germany. At the age of eleven years she came to this country with her parents, 
William and Johanna Schulz. They landed in New York and soon moved to Iron Ridge, WI., where 
the deceased was confirmed in the Evangelical Lutheran Church- In 1888 she settled on a home- 
stead with her parents which was located three miles south of Lidgerood. In January of 1892 
she married Mr. Herman Ebel. This union was blessed with fifteen children of whom five have 
preceeded her into eternity. 

Those who mourn her death are her husband, Herman Ebel; ten children: Erich Ebel, Walter 
Ebel, Carl Ebel, Herbert Ebel, Mrs. Martha Hoffman, Mrs. Anna Benson, Mrs. Ella David, Minna, 

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Lyndia and Eva Ebel, her aged mother; as well as five brothers and sisters: Emil Schultz, 
August Schultz, Robert Schultz, Mrs. Marie Wallman and Mrs. Minna Herrmann. Twenty four 
grandchildren also mourn her death. 

Mrs. Ebel's death was the result of a weak heart which she received during the influ- 
enza epidemic in 1918. The deceased spent most of the last nine months of her life in bed. 
She died on Dec. 20th, shortly after Rev. Meier had last visited her, at the age of 58 years 
6 months and 23 days. 

Funeral services were held on December 24th, at her home, and at St. John's Evangelical 
Church, Lidgerwood, Rev. J. H. Meier officiating. 

********** January 1, 1931 

Mrs. Jack Robinson, Mrs. Chas. Spreckels, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Dumpke and Mrs. Louise 
Spreckels, Sr., left Wednesday to attend the funeral of a sister of Mrs. Louise Spreckels, 
Sr., at Wahpeton. ********** January 1, 1931 

GREAT BEND Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Worner, of Great Bend, returned on Sunday from Naper- 

ville, IL., where they attended the funeral of their daughter, Mrs. Elroy Worner, who passed 
away in December after twelve hours illness with mumps. They were accompanied home by two 
of the children, George, three years old, and Frederick, one and a half. The children will 
make their home with their grandparents. 

********** January 1, 1931 

LEAVES TO ATTEND MOTHER'S FUNERAL 
_Mrs. Jess Waggoner received a message last Saturday of the sudden death of her mother, 
Mrs. Carrie Brooks, of Chicago. Mrs. Brooks left here a month ago, following a visit from 
her daughter, in good health, but was taken sick at the home of one of her daughters in Chi- 
cago. Mrs. J. Waggoner, left Sunday noon on 108. Mrs. Brooks was 69 years old and was a 
pioneer resident of Forman, ND. 

********* * January 8, 1931 

NORMAN BLACK, FARGO PUBLISHER DIES 
Norman Black, publisher of the Fargo Forum, died today from heart failure, a disease 
from which he had long been a sufferer. 

********** January 8, 1931 

FORMER LOCAL PRINTER KILLED 
Paul Landsem, former Hankinson NEWS printer, was killed Sunday afternoon, near Valley 
City, when the car in which he and Editor Heinze, of Valley City, were riding was struck by 
the North Coast Limited. 

The Landsem family seem to be very unlucky. Three or four years ago Paul fell from an 
elevator on which he was working and was convalescing. Last summer Paul's sister was drown- 
ed when swimming in the Sheyenne River, and Sunday's tragic accident takes the second member 
of the family through violent death. 

The FORUM reports the accident as follows : 

Battered almost beyond recognition when their car was hit by the speeding east bound 

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North Coast Limited on Sunday afternoon, George Heinze and Paul Landsem, of Valley City, 
were instantly killed about three miles west of Tower City. 

Heinze, city editor of the Valley City Peoples Opinion, weekly newspaper, and Paul 
Landsem, a printer on that paper, were en route to Tower City. They had been driving par- 
allel to the tracks and swung abruptly to the south in front of the train. It is believed 
that they did not see the train, which was behind them, and that they did not hear the warn- 
ing signal of the locomotive . 

The car was carried several hundred yards before it was knocked from the locomotive 
by a semaphore mast and it was several hundred yards more before the train was brought to 
a halt. 

The car, a Nash sedan, was smashed to bits by the force of the impact. J. C. Beech, 
Jamestown engineer of the locomotive on the death train, told of the accident in Fargo on 
Monday. "The first warning I had," he said, "was when my fireman, A. E. Robideau, jumped 
from his box and flung his hands over his head. Then I felt the crash. By that time I had 
my brakes set. A signal mast jarred the bodies loose and parts of the car were flung along 
the track. The car came in from the north, and as we were heading east, I didn't see it 
before we hit." 

Paul was employed on the NEWS in 1929, and left in October of that year for Valley 
City, where he had since made his home. During his residence here he made many friends, 
who are shocked to hear of his untimely demise. 

********** January 8, 1931 

DEATH RESULTS FROM EXPOSURE 

Gustave Buttig, a pioneer of Hankinson, where he had made his home since 1892 died, 
from causes resulting from exposure on January 2nd, at the local hospital, where he had 
been a patient for 10 days. 

At Christmas time he was found by people of Hankinson in his shack, south of town, in 
a very miserable condition. Dr. Beithon was called and ordered his immediate removal to the 
Krump Hospital, where he received the necessary care. There was not very much hope for the 
patient, for when' found in his little dwelling, his hands and feet were frozen and gangrene 
had set in, and eventually caused his death. 

Gustave Buttig was born in Zwickau, Saxon, Germany in 1860. He came to the United States 
about 1886 and settled first in New York. In 1892 he came to North Dakota and has lived in 
the Hankinson community ever since. He was a butcher by trade, but followed other lines to 
earn a livelihood. 

Funeral services were held at the Wipperman Undertaking Parlors on Saturday, Rev. J. H. 
Meier, giving an appropriate funeral address and said a prayer at the grave. He was buried 
at the Hillside Cemetery. 

Gustave Buttig is survived by a brother and two sisters, who live in Germany. 

********** January 8, 1931 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mauch, accompanied by Mr. L. F. Boecker, left Friday morning for 

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Adrain , MN . , to attend the funeral of Mrs . Frank Mauch ' s uncle . 

********** January 8, 1931 

AGED COUPLE FOUND DEAD 

Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Mullin, pioneers of this section, were found dead in bed on Thurs- 
day morning by G. E. Ballard and Dr. Greenman. 

The aged couple had not been feeling well for several days and Thursday morning Mr. and 
Mrs. Ballard, noticing no activity about the place, pounded on the doors and getting no reply 
Dr. Greenman was called. He and Mr. Ballard broke down the door and found them dead in bed. 

Death was caused from gas from the stove FAIRMOUNT NEWS.... 

********** January 15, 1931 

EMMA KRIESEL DIED SUNDAY 

Miss Emma Kriesel passed away Sunday, following an illness of only 40 hours of spinal 
meningitis, the disease being aggravated by pneumonia, which she contracted suddenly. 

Miss Kriesel, who has been engaged in her profession in this community for many years, 
was serving in her duties as nurse, for the Springer boy who was suffering with the afore- 
mentioned malady, and in the course of her duties she contracted the disease which ended 
fatally. 

Emma, as she was known to all her many friends, was indeed an exemplary nurse, worthy 
of her hire, and she has entered many homes where love, ability, patience and constant toil 
were necessary to save the life of ailing persons. She devoted her life to the care of suf- 
fering humanity, and was enabled to see many restored to health through her tender care. She 
performed her work gladly and conscientiously, even at the risk of her own life. Many over 
whom she watched during their illness will cherish happy memories of the days when she spared 
neither time nor strength in helping others to regain health. 

Her untimely demise berefits the community of one greatly needed and leaves a work that 
few can so ably accomplish. She sacrificed her life in the service of humanity, and as the 
martyrs of her profession throughout the ages, she would probably have chosen to serve until 
the slender cord of life had parted. 

Funeral services were conducted at the residence Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Schroeder, of 
Great Bend, conducting the services. Pallbearers were life long friends, for the deceased 
had resided in this county all of her life. Burial was made in Hillside Cemetery. 

Emma Kriesel was born in Jackson County, WI., on April 29th, 1872, and ended her earthly 
pilgrimage at Hankinson, Jan. 18th, 1931, after a few days of intense suffering, at the age 
of 58 years, 8 months and 20 days. 

In 1880 she came , with her parents , to Dakota Territory in the vicinity of what is now 
Great Bend; residing on a farm northwest of Great Bend. About thirty years ago the family 
retired from farming to make their home in the city of Hankinson . Emma , as most of us called 
her, accompanied her parents to the new home and helped care for her parents in old age until 
their deaths. ********** January 22, 1931 

NIECE KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT 

Mrs. A. H. Brown received a message of the death of her niece, Miss Catherine Miller, 

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of Omaha, who was struck by an automobile and died two hours later. Mrs. Brown left on 
Friday evening to attend the funeral. 

********** January 22, 1931 

ATTEND RELATIVES FUNERAL 
Mrs. Fred Schuster, of Greendale Township, received a message of the death of her uncle 
at Fulda, MN. Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Schuster and Mrs. Fred Schuster left on Sunday to attend 
the funeral. They returned home Tuesday evening. 

********** January 22, 1931 

DEATH COMES TO PAUL FISHER 
Paul Fisher died Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, at the home of his son, Mike, after 
suffering an illness of several years. About two weeks ago he suffered a stroke, since 
which time he had been critically ill. 

Funeral services were held today at 10 o'clock at St. Philip's Church, Rev. Studnicka 
conducting the ritual. 

Mr. Fisher came to America from Galacia twenty five years ago and settled in Hankinson 
where he made his home until his health began failing. He then left to make his home with 
his son, Mike Fisher, who resides south of town. Deceased was 65 years and two months old. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his wife, four sons, Tony, Fargo; John, Aurora, IL., 
Mike, Elma Twsp.; and Martin, U. S. Army. Four daughters, Mrs. Franz Wolf, Claire City, SD. 
Anna Fisher, Chicago; Mary Frohen, Aurora, IL.; Caroline Fisher, Elma Twsp. Two sons pre- 
ceeded their father in death. ********** January 22, 1931 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
Mr. and Mrs. John Sapa and family attended the funeral of Mrs. Sapa's mother, Mrs. 
Falkowski on Saturday in Genes co. 

********** January 22, 1931 

MOB HANGS CHAS . BANNON AT 3:30 
Radio reports that last night Chas. Bannon, who slew the Haven family in one of the 
most dastardly murders on state record, was taken from Sheriff Jacobsen, by a mob of eighty 
men, who lynched him. 

The mob captured the sheriff and his deputy, and secured the murderer, who was taken 
to a nearby bridge, twenty five feet in height, a rope placed about his neck and given a 
push. This revenge happened at 3:30 last night. 

The only request Bannon made was that his father, who is also in jail, be saved. 

********** January 29, 1931 

CHILD DIED TODAY 
Mr. and Mrs. Otto Muehler's seven months old baby boy died this afternoon at the hosp- 
ital. The baby had been ill with pneumonia. Funeral services will be Sunday afternoon 
from the Lutheran Church. ********** January 29, 1931 

MOTHER OF CHAS. MARLOWE PASSED AWAY 

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MOTHER OF CHAS. MARLOWE PASSED AWAY 

Mrs. C. A. Marlowe received word on Tuesday morning of the death of Mr. Marlowe's 

mother, at Fairfax, MN. , and she departed at once to attend the funeral. Mr. Marlowe has 

been at her bedside the past week. 

********** January 29, 1931 

MRS. A. L. HANSON, PIONEER WOMAN, DEAD 
On Jan. 10th, 1931, Mrs. A. L. Hanson passed quietly to the rest of sleep from which 
there is no return. She was known in the community of Sonora, in which she lived for twenty 
years, as a kind, loving christian mother, wife and neighbor. 

She was born on August 31st, 1886, at Mapleton, MN. The family later moved to Moorhead 
where she finished the public school. She later attended the Fargo college and the Moorhead 
normal. After teaching a year at Moorhead and a year at Doran she was united in marriage on 
June 30th, 1910, to A. L. Hanson, formerly of Doran. They made their home at Sonora where 

they established a general store FAIRMOUNT NEWS 

********** January 29, 1931 

ANGELA MEDENWALDT PASSED AWAY FRIDAY 
Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon from the Lutheran Church for little 
Angela Elaine, four weeks old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Medenwaldt. 

The child passed away Friday morning, January 30th, after a brief illness of pneumonia 
and whooping cough. She was born on Dec. 27th, and was only four weeks old at the time of 
her death. Surviving to mourn their loss are her parents and one sister. 

********** February 5, 1931 

FUNERAL FOR LITTLE MUEHLER CHILD 
Funeral services were held on Saturday afternoon for little Harold, seven months old 
child of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Muehler, who passed away of pneumonia last Thursday. 

The funeral service was read by Rev. Klausler, the pall bearers being Arnold Bladow, 
Elroy Bladow, August Bladow, Jr., and Walter Berg. 

Harold was born on June 12th, 1930, and passed away on January 29th, 1931, at the age 
of 7 months, 2 weeks and 3 days. Surviving to mourn their loss are the parents and two 
sisters and three brothers . Burial was made in the Lutheran Cemetery . 

********** February 5, 1931 

MRS. NORTON DIED SATURDAY NIGHT 
Mrs. R. Norton, wife of the Great Northern Agent at Cayuga, and for years a resident of 
Fairmount, passed away last Saturday at the Lidgerwood Hospital. Funeral services were 
held at Fairmount, her old home. 

********** February 5, 1931 

INFANT DAUGHTER PASSED AWAY 
The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lien was taken to the Lidgerwood Hospital 
having double pneumonia. She passed away at that place on Friday. Funeral services were 
held on Sunday at Mrs. Carl Lien's parents home, Burt Kurtz, near Fairmount. 

********** February 5, 1931 

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Mrs. J. M. Jaeger left Tuesday for Mahnomen, MN., after receiving word of the serious 

illness of her father, Joe Rassier, who was ninety five years old. Mr. Rassier passed away 

on Saturday afternoon and Mr. Jaeger and son, Alfred, left at once to attend the funeral. 

********** February 5, 1931 

STOVE GAS CAUSE OF FATAL ILLNESS 

Mrs. John Giltner passed away at her home on Tuesday, following two weeks' illness, 

from the effects of inhaling escaping gas from the stove a short time ago. 

Mrs. Giltner had retired for the night and was found unconscious by her husband. A 

physician was called but, due to her advanced age she failed to recover, and following four 

weeks' illness, passed away. 

Deceased was 79 years old and is survived by her husband. Funeral services were held 

today at St. Philip's Church, Rev. Father Studnicka officiating. 

****** * * * * February 12, 1931 

MRS. CLARENCE CLINE 

Mrs. Clarence Klein, of near Fairmount, died at her home on Monday night at 11 o'clock, 

a victim of the ravages of cancer. 

Mrs. Cline resided at Lamars for many years, leaving about 12 years ago to occupy a 

farm at the edge of Fairmount, where she had since made her home. 

Her husband and one daughter survive to mourn their loss. Funeral services were held 

at the Methodist Church in Fairmount on Wednesday. Pall bearers were William Campbell, 

Emil Meide, Edward Moore, Burton Moore, Mike Schmidt and Frank Hermes. 

********* * February 12, 1931 

FUNERAL FOR HELEN SALZWEDEL HELD TUESDAY 

Funeral services for Helen Salzwedel, two and a half year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 

H. R. Salzwedel, were held at the St. Philip's Church on Tuesday morning. Father Studnicka 

conducted the services . 

The child was taken ill two weeks ago with pneumonia and passed away on Sunday morning 

at 5 o'clock. Little Helen was born on August 6th, 1928, and was two years, six months and 

two days old when death occurred. Surviving to mourn their loss are the bereaved parents, 

four brothers and three sisters . 

The heartfelt sympathy of the community is extended to the bereaved relatives. 

********** February 12, 1931 

MRS. ANDRE REMMEN 

Mrs. Andre Remmen, a pioneer lady of the state line community, south of town, passed 

away at her home on Monday, following a long illness of cancer. 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home and at 

3 o'clock at the Serkergstad Lutheran Church, Rev. Dryer conducting the services. 

Mary Egge was born on August 12th, 1872, and in 1904 was united in marriage to Andre 

Remmen, since which time she had resided on the home farm. Besides her husband, three 

children survive; Arthur, Edwin and Tora, all residing at home. 

********** February 12, 1931 

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DEATH REMOVES PIONEER WOMAN 

Mrs. Marrianne Schultz was called to death on Monday morning at 5:55 AM., following an 
illness of several weeks' duration, at the home of her son, Herman Schultz, southwest of 
Hankinson. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Feb. 13th, at 1:30 PM., at the home and at 

2 o'clock in the Evangelical Church near Hammer. Rev. J. H. Meier, of Hankinson, will offic- 
iate. Interment will be made in the cemetery of the Emmanuel Evangelical Church of Hankinsor 

Mrs. Marrianne Schultz, nee Untham, was born on October 18th, 1842, at Sommerfeldt, Ger- 
many. She was married in Germany to Gottlieb Schultz and emigrated with him in 1883 to 
Dousman, WI. In 1897 they came to Hankinson, where they lived until the death of her husband 
17 years ago. Grandma Schultz then moved to her son, Herman's place, near Hammer, SD., where 
she took^care of his household and children after the death of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. 
Herman Schultz. She was a kindly Christian woman, and was one of the Charter members of the 
Hammer Ladies' Aid. 

Deceased is mourned by two sons, Herman and Gustav, three daughters, Minnie, Laura and 
Mary; 27 grandchildren and 37 great-grandchildren. Deceased had attained the age of 88 years 

3 months and 22 days. „. . . . 

1 ********** February 12, 1931 

FORMER COUNTY AGENT PASSED AWAY TUESDAY 
Announcement of the death of Roy C. Dynes, Assistant County Agent of the N. D. Agri- 
cultural College, occurred at 8:35 Tuesday. 

_Mr. Dynes was County Agent in Richland County until 1927, when he was promoted to Assist- 
ant County Agent at the college. Mr. Dynes was born in Canada and came to Richland County 
in 1921 following four years in Pembina County. 

Through his work deceased enjoyed a friendly acquaintance among Richland County Farmers. 
Surviving are his widow and four children. Funeral services were held in Fargo today. 

********** February 12, 1931 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Gruba left on Saturday for Lebannon, SD. , where they were called by 
the death of the former's mother. They attended her funeral on Monday and returned home 
on Tuesday. On their return they were accomapnied by Mr. Gruba's niece, Helen, and nephew, 
Frank Gruba, of Grenville, who left Tuesday evening for their home. 

********** February 12, 1931 

FUNERAL TODAY FOR KORTH CHILD 
Funeral services were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock for little Edward Emil Korth, 
nine months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Korth, who passed away of bronchitis on Tues- 
day, Feb. 17th, at 8:30 AM. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are the parents, two sisters and four brothers. Funeral 
services were read by Rev. J. H. Meier. Burial was made in the Evangelical Cemetery. 

********** February 19, 1931 



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The funeral of Mrs. Andre Renimen was largely attended. Friends gathered from far 
and near. The choir sang two songs and Mrs. Dryer sang a solo in English. Miss Aadland 
and Miss Stave sang a song in Norwegian. 

********** February 19, 1931 

The funeral of Marianna Schultz was held last Friday, Feb. 13th, from the St. Paul's 
Church. The church was filled with people. The Norwegian Choir sang two songs and Rev. 
Meier sang two songs, one in English and one in German. The Ladies Aid, of which she was 
a member, sang a song in German. 

The remains were taken to the Emmanuel Cemetery near Hankinson and laid to rest be- 
side her husband, who died seventeen years ago. There was an abundance of flowers. She 
was well loved by all. She parted from us upon this earth, oh, how we miss our dear faith- 
ful member and her loving words and the work of her willing hands . 

She is the first one that God has called from our membership. Oh, how hard it was 
to part with her and say good-bye forever to Grandma Schultz. She is sadly missed by the 
Evangelical Ladies Aid of the St. Paul's Church of north Hammer. 

********** February 19, 1931 

Mrs. Frank Buntin and son, Billy, of Minneapolis, came Thursday and spent a few days 
visiting her sister, Mrs. Chas. Zander. Mr. Buntin came for the funeral of his grandmother 
at Lidgerwood and stopped here. He was accompanied home by his wife and baby. 

********** February 26, 1931 

Mr. John Green received a message of the death of his brother, Joseph Green, and left 
Sunday noon for Shakopee, MN., to attend the funeral, which was held on Tuesday. He will 
return the latter part of this week. 

********** February 26, 1931 

Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the Bohemian Hall for Frank Hobza. 
Rev. Medland delivered the funeral discourse. He died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. 
Wm. Buntin, on Monday Evening at 11 o'clock. 
LIDGERWOOD ********** February 26, 1931 

Word was received the first of this week, in this city, of the death of Joseph Fern- 
baugh, a former resident of this city, who has been living at Circle, MT. 

********** February 26, 1931 

PIONEER MERCHANT DIED IN CALIFORNIA 

Word was received in Hankinson on Wednesday of the death of Matt Jost at his home in 
Oxnard, CA., death following a stroke, the third within the last few weeks. 

Mr. Jost was a pioneer Hankinson business man, coming here in the eighties. He oper- 
ated the Hankinson bakery and conducted grocery stores in Mantador and Hankinson. He also 
operated the Osborn McMillan Elevator Company. 

In 1924 he left Hankinson for California, where he had since made his home. He is sur- 
vived by his wife and one son, who is in Montana. Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Schafer, of this city, 
are near relatives. ********** March 5, 1931 

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HOMESTEADER DIED IN COAST HOME 
Word was received here on Tuesday by Mrs. A. C. Peterson, of the death of her grand- 
father, Robert A. Tyson, of Napa, CA. 

Mr. Tyson submitted to an operation for strangulated hernia on Feb. 21st, and succumbed 
on Feb. 25th, about noon. 

Mr. Tyson was a pioneer of Greendale Township coming here in the 80' s where he home- 
steaded the quarter now belonging to Henry Biggs, and occupied by Max Gollnick. 

Mr. Tyson was the first school teacher in the Hankinson schools, serving at the time 
that the building now used as the Peitz apartments was the school building. At this time he 
still resided on his farm in Greendale, but made the trip each day during the school season. 
He also served in other schools in this community. 

Deceased was a Civil War Veteran, enlisting early in that strife and served as captain 
of a colored regiment recruited in Maryland. 

In 1903 he left for Washington and later went to California where he had since made 

his home. He made but one trip back for a visit in the fall of 1915. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his wife, seven children; Mrs. Mary A. Mouer and 
Robert Tyson, of Napa, CA., Dr. William, of Detroit, MI., Fred, of Grass Valley, CA.; Mrs. 
Elizabeth Dayton and Chas. Tyson of Spokane and Homer, of Honolulu, HI., besides several 
grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Details are lacking at this time but a more complete obituary will come later, of the 
pioneer who had lived nearly four score and ten years. 

********** March 5, 1931 

FREEMAN TOWNSHIP PIONEER DIES 

Mrs. Ole A. Hauge, eighty five year old resident of Freeman Township, is dead as a result 
of carbon monoxide gas from a hard coal stove. Her husband, Ole A. Hauge, was also overcome 
by the fumes, but appears to be recovering. Mr. Hauge was found on Saturday morning, sitting 
in a chair by the stove, and although he could not recall doing so, it is thought that he 
awoke, and sensing the situation got up to attend to the stove, but was unable to do so. 

Mrs. Hauge remained in bed, and although a physician was called, she never regained 
consciousness, dying at 5:30 Sunday evening. Mr. Hauge is expected to recover, but has no 
recollection in connection with the matter. Two sons, Mons and Ira, who were at home, were 
sufficiently affected by the gas to be quit ill Saturday morning. 

********** March 26, 1931 

RECEIVE WORD OF DEATH OF FORMER GREAT BEND WOMAN 
Word was received Saturday from Los Angeles of the death of Mrs. William Kohlhoff. 
Until three years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Kohlhoff lived on their farm near here, where she had 
many friends who are sorrowed at the news of her death. 

********** March 26, 1931 



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HOWARD SPRINGER DIED AT HOSPITAL 
Funeral services were held at the Congregational Church on Wednesday, for Howard 
Springer, who passed away on Sunday morning at 6 o'clock, following twelve weeks of ser- 
ious illness. Rev. Smith conducted the services. Pallbearers were John Scheller, Peter 
Mouer, Ben Johnson, Nels Peterson, Cleve Coppin and Frank Moore. 

Howard, since he was stricken, gradually became worse, and on March 28th, was taken 
to the Breckenridge Hospital, where he was to submit to a blood transfusion, the same to 
come from his father, but he passed away before relief could be secured. 

Howard was born on Sept. 15th, 1921, at the home southwest of Hankinson, and was attend 
ing school in this city when taken ill. He passed away on March 19th, at the age of 9 years 
6 months and 14 days. Surviving to mourn their loss are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Spr- 
inger and two sisters, Edith and Dorothy. 

Those attending the funeral from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. Glen Springer, Fargo; 
Miss Florence Springer, Minneapolis, a nurse; Mrs. Ken and son, of Lake Benton, MN.j Mr. 
and Mrs. Robert Williamson and family of Chicio, MN. 

********** April 2, 1931 

MRS. M. SELNESS PASSES AWAY HERE SUNDAY 
Mrs. Martin Selness, a resident of White Rock for forty eight years, died at her home 
on Monday, after an illness of several months. She is survived by her husband, one son, 
Ralph, who is at home and three daughters, Mrs. M. C. Davis, Tucson, AZ.; Miss Nora Selness 
who has charge of the Wheaton Hospital and Miss Alice Selness, who is teaching in Montana. 
All—of the children were present at the funeral. ...WHITE ROCK NEWS.... 

********** April 2, 1931 

MRS. WM. LOWER PASSES AWAY 
Mrs. Wm. Lower passed away at the Breckenridge Hospital on Wednesday morning after a 
short illness of poisoning. She was 51 years old and was born at Genesco, IL. She is 
survived by her husband and three sons, Earl of Chicago, and Wilbur and Lester, of Fair- 
mount. The funeral will be held at one o'clock from the Methodist Church. 

********** April 2, 1931 

Mrs. F. J. Budge received word, on Friday, that her mother had passed away at For- 
syth, Montana. ********* * April 2, 1931 

CALLED HOME BY GRIM REAPER 
MRS. EMELIA GEHLER PASSED AWAY 
This community was shocked to hear of the sudden death of Mrs. Emelia Gehler, early 
Wednesday morning at her home in Brandenburg. 

Mrs. Gehler leaves to mourn: one son, Herman and two daughters, Mrs. W. C. Bohn and 
Mrs. John Stoltenow, Jr., and one brother, August Griepentrog and other relatives. The 
deepest sympathy of the entire community is extended to the bereaved families. 

********** April 9, 1931 



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MARTHA FOELTZ 

Martha Foeltz, daughter of Mrs. Louis Foeltz, died on April 7th, at 8:15 AM., at the 
age of 46 years, 8 months and 2 days. 

The deceased never was strong in health. She had to undergo about thirteen operations, 
which though prolonging her life, did not grant her the strength and vigor longed for. 

The last four weeks, Miss Foeltz was failing rapidly. She went to Minneapolis and Brec) 
enridge Hospitals but as she could find no relief at either, she returned home to her mother 
where she quietly passed away. 

Her father preceeded her in death in 1926 and a sister, Minnie, in 1902, who was only 
17 years old. Miss Martha Voletz is mourned by her mother, 5 brothers and one sister: 
Willy, Henry, Lena; Mrs. Schaefer, Wahpeton, August, George and Robert. 

Funeral services were held on Thursday afternoon at the Emmanuel Evangelical Church in 
Hankinson. ********** April 9, 1931 

AGED WOMAN DIED 

Mrs. Minnie Bartnick died at her home in Lidgerwood on Friday, April 3rd. She was 74 
years old. Three daughters and two sons survive besides her husband, two sisters and 18 
grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Tuesday at the German Lutheran Church. 

****** * *** April 9, 1931 

MRS. A. ERICKSON 

Mrs. A. Erickson died on Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. 
Barney Snyder, near White Rock. 

Mrs. Erickson was ninety one years old and had resided in the White Rock community for 
twenty eight years. Funeral services will be held at the Congregational Church at Fairmount 
on Thursday. ********** April 9, 1931 

EYE WITNESS AT DEATH BUS SCENE 

Frank Lohr arrived in Hankinson on Thursday from Los Angeles and after a week's visit 
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Lohr left for Omaha, where he will accept employment. 

Frank made the trip home from the west coast in eight days and while enroute through 
Colorado passed through the storm district where six children lost their lives in a snow 
bound school bus in a blizzard. Frank saw the stalled bus, and says the blizzard was the 
most severe they had ever witnessed. The rescue of the children from the bus, with several 
dead, and many others almost frozen to death, stunned the heart of America when reported last 
week, ********** April 9, 1931 

DELAMERE BABY DIED IN FLAMES 

Her clothes ignited in some mysterious manner, Beatrice, 16 months old daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Halmrast, died a few hours after flames had gutted the Halmrast home near 
Delamere. 

The baby had been alone but a few moments when her parents returned to find her clothes 
in flames. Medical aid, called immediately, was unable to resuscitate the child. 

Mr. and Mrs. Halmrast carried their two older children, aged 3 and 4, to safety unharmed 
Neighbors of the Halmrast family succeded in quenching the flames before complete destruction 

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of the home was wrought. 

Funeral services for the baby were held from the Emmanuel Church and burial was in the 
church cemetery. ********** April 9, 1931 

Dr. and Mrs. E. G. Sasse returned Saturday from Murdock, MN., where they attended the 
funeral of Dr. Sasse' s sister, Mrs. Ashborough. 

********** April 9, 1931 

GREAT BEND.... A number of local people attended the funeral services of the late Mrs. 
Carl Gland, at Wahpeton, last Wednesday. 

********** April 9, 1931 

STATE LINE The mother of Mrs. Frank died at the age of 104 years, last week. Obit- 
uary next week. ********** April 9, 1931 



BRANDENBURG NEWS.... A few from this vicinity attended the funeral of Mrs. Herbert Brandt 

April 16, 1931 



at Wahpeton on Monday afternoon. ********** 



ANDREW MILLER 
Andrew Miller, a pioneer of Rutland County, died at Forman on Sunday following an ill- 
ness of long standing from old age and complications. For years deceased ran a store in 
Rutland. In v 1926 he was elected county judge and served two terms. On account of poor 
health, he was not a candidate for re-election last year. Funeral services were held on 
Tuesday and interment was made in the Rutland Cemetery. 

********** April 16, 1931 

— SONORA. .. .Quite a number from this vicinity attended the funeral services of Mrs. 
Brand ( t ?) on Monday at Wahpeton. (see BRANDENBURG NEWS Item above.) 

********** April 16, 1931 

ATTEND FUNERAL 
A large crowd of friends attended the funeral of the late Mrs. Emelia Gehler, which 
was held at the Lutheran Church on Saturday afternoon. Pallbearers were her grandsons: 
Harry Bohn, Ewalt Gehler, Reinholt and Elmer Stoltenow, Walter Fenske and Otto Klawitter. 
Rev. Rengstorf officiated at the services and the special music was sung by the Ladies Aid 
of which she was a member. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the Lutheran Cemetery. 

Among the Hankinson folks attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hoffman, Mr. 
and Mrs. Muehler, Mrs. August Hoefs, Mrs. Brummond, Mrs. Erb, Mrs. Ernst, Mrs. Klawitter and 

daughters and Evelyn Melcher . GREAT BEND NEWS .... 

********** April 16, 1931 

G. CHRISTIANSON DIED IN HOSPITAL 

Gordon Christianson died on April 17th at the University Hospital in Minneapolis where 
he had been rushed for an operation to cure an illness caused by tumor of the brain. The 
young man had been ill only a week when death called him home. 

Mr. Christianson was a son of Mr. Christ Christianson, who conducted an elevator busi- 
ness in this city. He was a graduate of the class of 1926 at Hankinson High School and only 

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three years ago was married to Mary Chapin, also of this city, a daughter of Mr. W. Chapin. 

Mr . Christianson had made his home in Montevideo , MN . , where he was employed with the 
Central Baking Company. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are his wife and two little children, of Montevideo, 
two sisters and one brother, who reside at Humboldt, MN. Funeral services were held at 
Humboldt where the Christiansons now reside. 

********** April 23, 1931 

FORMER RICHLAND SHERIFF IS DEAD AT RED WING 

Word was received by Wahpeton friends this week from Red Wing, MN., announcing the 
death of Sam Crandall, former deputy Richland County Sheriff. Mr. Crandall died on Sun- 
day. He had been ill for some time. 

When Mr. Crandall left Wahpeton several years ago his health was not so good. His 
health improved and since has been able to attend to his business. Two week's ago he be- 
came very ill. Ten days prior to his death he went into a coma. He never quite fully 
recovered from that condition and passed away on Sunday morning. 

Mr. Crandall came to Wahpeton from Great Bend where he was engaged in the elevator 
business. He served as deputy under P. Wold. He was a member of the Wahpeton Masonic 
Lodge. 

The body was shipped to Edgerton, WI . , where the funeral was held on Wednesday under 
the direction of the Masonic Lodge. 

Mrs. Crandall survives. The whereabouts of his sisters or brothers is not known here. 

. -^. WAHPETON GLOBE ********** April 23, 1931 

SPANISH AMERICAN VETERAN DIED SUNDAY 

The funeral of J. P. Olson, former Richland County official and a vetern of the Span- 
ish American War was held at Wahpeton on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, 

Mr. Olson was injured while at his office when he fell while in the washroom, his 
head striking the washbown and a contusion resulted. (John Olson) 

********** April 23, 1931 

LIDGERWOOD .' . . . .Mrs. Primising left on Monday for Chokio to attend the funeral of her 
grandmother. ********* * April 23, 1931 

FORMER ASSISTANT EDITOR OF JIM JAM JEMS IS DEAD 
Bismarck. .. .Wallace Campbell, 68, well known in Bismarck where he once was assistant 
editor of Jim Jam Jems, died last Thursday at Minneapolis after a short illness. 

At one time a wealthy man, Campbell's fortunes had declined when he came to Bismarck, 
and under the title of Jim Jam Junior, wrote much of the material which made the public- 
ation, then operated by Sam Clark, known throughout the nation. 

********** April 23, 1931 

ORMAN WALSH DIED SATURDAY 
Orman Clark Walsh died at the VJright Memorial Hospital in Fergus Falls, MN. , on Sat- 
urday evening at 8 o'clock, April 25th, following several weeks' illness. He was injured 

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in an auto accident last winter and was taken to the hospital where he failed to recover. 
Pneumonia was reported as the immediate cause of death. 

Funeral services were held from the Miller funeral parlor, and burial made at Melrose 
Mn. Rev. L. Kempton, of Sauk Center, MN., delivered the funeral sermon. 

Orman was born in LeSeur Center, MN. , on May 26th, 1886, and was 44 years old at the 
time of his death. He came to Hankinson in 1907, and later moved to Ellendale and return- 
ed to Hankinson in 1930. Last year Mr. Walsh purchased the Lidgerwood Pastry Shop, which 
he conducted since that time. He was a member of M. W. A. at Oakes, the K. P. and the 
Antlers Club at Lidgerwood. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are his loving wife and one son, Keith; one sister, 
Mrs. W. J. Pryer, at Park Rapids, MN. , and his father at Edmonton, Canada. 

Relatives from Lidgerwood, Hankinson, Claire City, Sisseton, Veblen, St. Cloud and 
Minneapolis attended the funeral. 

********** April 30, 1931 

FORMAN WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH 

The most horrible accident in the history of Forman happened at about 2:30 PM. , Sun- 
day, April 19th, when a can of kerosene exploded in the hands of Mrs. Ida Smedsrud, burn- 
ing her so badly that she died in the Britton Hospital at about 2:15 Monday afternoon. 

Mrs. Smedsrud had placed some paper and wood in the heater in her home and had light- 
ed the paper. She then poured some kerosene on the fire from a three gallon can. The 
can exploded throwing kerosene all over her and all through the house. She ran out of the 
house and across the street to the residence of Mr. Sweetman, her clothes in flames. 
David Jones and Henry Brown stopped her on the lawn and tried to beat out the flames with 
their hands. 

Mrs. Smedsrud passed away at Britton Hospital about 2:15 PM Monday afternoon. 

COGSWELL ENTERPRIZE ********** April 30, 1931 

FAIRMOUNT FARMER IS FATALLY HURT IN FALL 

Swan Ericson, Fairmount farmer, 82, died at the St. Francis Hospital in Breckenridge 
on Monday. He was injured in a fall from a ladder on April 15th. His pelvis bone was 
broken and he was suffering from internal injuries. Funeral arrangements have not been 
made. He is survived by his son, Albert Erickson, Fairmount. 

********** April 30, 1931 

YOUNG MOTHER IS CRITICALLY ILL 

Mrs. Arnold Bladow is reported very critically ill at the Kriesel Hospital, where 
she was taken when stricken following the birth of her little child last week. 

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ART BRUESKE DEATH 

BRANDENBURG NEWS Friends of Arthur Brueske were shocked at the report of his death 

at Leaf Valley, MN. The deepest sympathy of his friends is extended to the bereaved family 
Particulars were not learned. 

********** April 30, 1931 

YOUNG MOTHER IS TAKEN IN DEATH 
Citizens of this community were very sorely grieved Friday to learn of the death of 
Mrs. Arnold Bladow, which had occurred at 6 o'clock that morning after only a short illness 
which followed a week after the birth of her little boy, Maurice Arnold. The young mother 
was taken seriously ill on Tuesday, and a few hour later she answered the call of our Heav- 
enly Father. 

Funeral services were held on Monday from the Lutheran Church, Rev. Klausler deliver- 
ing the sermon, to a church filled with mourners, who came to pay their last respects to 
this young mother, who was one of the truest Christian workers of the church. The little 
child, Maurice Arnold, was baptized prior to the service at the bier of his mother. 

Adella Buck was born on Dec. 13th, 1905, in LaMars Township, the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. John Buck, where she made her home until Sept. 28th, 1927, when she was united in holy 
wedlock to Arnold Bladow, and they moved to Greendale to make their home. Later they moved 
to Brightwood Township, where she resided until her untimely demise, at the age of 25 years, 
4 months and 7 days. 

In her associations with all with whom she came in contact she was an upright Christian 
woman, willing and anxious to help with any worthy cause for humanity or her God, In the 
home and the community the loss of Mrs . Bladow will cause grief and heartaches that are 
alleviated only by the knowledge that the little mother is safely secure in the arms of her 
Redeemer. 

Relatives surviving to mourn their loss are: her husband an the little babe, her par- 
ents, Mr. and Mrs. John Buck, two sisters, Mrs. Wesley Gowin, Mrs. John F. Muehler; and 
two brothers Clemens and Fred. 

********** May 7, 1931 

MAN KILLED IN FALL FROM TRAIN 
Louis Gulch, a workman, traveling on a Great Northern freight, was killed Saturday 
afternoon about 4 o'clock, when he fell from the tank car on which he was riding and was 
run over by the cars, his body being rolled along under the cars for possibly thirty feet. 

The body was found by Joe Fucha one mile west of Lidgerwood, beside the track. Cor- 
oner Lester was notified and hurried to Lidgerwood where he conducted an inquest. 

The man had boarded the train at Rutland, and was reported by trainmen to have been 
intoxicated. He was riding the train when Cayuga was passed, and the station agent at 
Lidgerwood reported that an abandoned bundle was on the tank car when the train stopped in 
Lidgerwood . 

The train conductor was reported to have said that there were two men on the car, 
although he was not certain. 

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Gulch had been living in Rutland since last winter and his home was reported at 
Chaska, MN., by John Bloomdale, of Rutland, who knew the man. 

In the man's pocket was found a letter bearing the addresss of Excelsior Avenue, St. 
Louis Park, Minnesota. 

One report circulated was that the man carried over one hundred dollars, and as no 
money could be found on the corpse, a suspicion was held that robbery and murder may have 
been committed. ********** j^y -j f 1931 

OBITUARY 
Word reached LaMars friends on Wednesday of the death of John C. Neubauer, a former 
resident of this community, but for the past several years he had made his home with his 
daughter, Mrs. Josephine Mergens, of Eden Valley, MN., where he passed away on Tuesday 
evening. Death was caused from dropsy of the heart. 

********** May 7# 1931 

FORMER RESIDENT DIED IN FERGUS FALLS 

Herman Hoefs died at his home in Fergus Falls on Sunday, May 10th, following a month's 
illness. Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon in Fergus Falls. 

Mr. Hoefs resided in Hankinson thirty years ago, and then left for Minnesota and two 
years ago settled in Fergus Falls. 

Surviving are four children, Mrs. Gust Bladow, Hankinson; Mrs. Gust Boeck, Washington; 

Fred Gutzmer, Lidgerwood; Otto Gutzmer, of Great Bend. Mr. and Mrs. Gust Bladow, of this 

city were in attendance at the funeral . 

********** May 14 f i93i 

OLE HAGEN DIED AT BARRETT TODAY 

Word was received in Hankinson this morning announcing the death of Mr. Ole Hagen at 
the hospital in Barrett, MN. No details accompanied the message, but Mr. Hagen had been 
in ill health for about a year, and the last four months his condition was often very crit- 
ical. 

No plans have yet been made for the funeral, but it is presumed that the burial will 
be made in Wendell. Mr. Hagen was a pioneer Soo railroad man, and was retired on pension 
by the company about three years ago, and was serving as roadmaster at the time of his 
retirement. He moved then to Barrett, MN. , and made his home with a brother. Two years 
ago he purchased the Ehret Market in Hankinson and turned the business into a confectionery, 
which for over a year he and his son, Earl, conducted. Last fall they sold the business 
and Mr. Hagen returned to Barrett to make his home. 

Throughout many communities where Mr. Hagen was known news of his demise will cause 
sadness, for "Ole," as his friends called him, made lifelong friends during his years of 
service on the Soo. 

An obituary will be printed next week. 

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FUNERAL HELD FOR GREAT BEND LADY 

Funeral services were held at Great Bend on Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Chas. Heller, 
one of Richland County's pioneer women. The services were held at the Lutheran Church of 
which she was a member. Mrs. Heller had been in ill health for several months, and on Sun- 
day morning was called to the Home. 

Mrs. Heller (nee Wilhelmina Mahlke) was born in West Posen, Germany in 1842 and twenty 
two years later immigrated to the United States, settling in Winona, MN. She was united in 
marriage to Chas. Muehler in 1867, who preceeded her in death. In 1880 she was married to 
Charles Heller and moved to North Dakota to make her home, settling near Great Bend. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: Gustav Muehler, Hankinson; Henry Muehler, Dwight; 
Mrs. H. J. Stoltenow, Mrs. Albert Stoltenow, Mrs. Henry Grub. Two girls and one son pre- 
ceeded Mrs. Heller to the Great Beyond. Mr. Heller is a Civil War veteran and the family 
are all well known over the county. 

********** May 14, 1931 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Gruba returned Friday from Grenville, SD., after attending the fun- 
eral of Mr. Gruba' s sister, Mrs. Frank Lasnick. 

********** May 14, 1931 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Jasmer and family attended the funeral of Mrs. Jasmer's sister at 
Great Bend on Wednesday. 

********** May 14, 1931 

JUDGE LAUDER DIED SUNDAY 

Judge W. S. Lauder, for 50 years a moving figure in North Dakota, died at his home in 
Wahpeton on Sunday at 10 AM. 

A paralytic stroke suffered three years ago and which had confined Judge Lauder to 
his bed for the last year was the cause of his death. 

Coming to North Dakota, as he often termed it "with $60 and a lot more ambition," 
he had held many posts of trust. He was one of the survivors of North Dakota's constitu- 
tional conventions of 1889. 

With the admission of North Dakota as a state he was elected district judge, a post 
he held for 15 years before resigning in 1905 to run for congress, being defeated. 

He resumed private law practice for a number of years, and in 1932 took his son Max, 
into his firm and with the death of the late Senator W. E. Purcell a few years ago, enlarged 
the firm to Lauder, Heder and Lauder, with the addition of J. A. Heder, former partner of 
Senator Purcell. 

Judge Lauder was married in Wisconsin to Nettie McKean 54 years ago and she survives 
him together with the son Max, another son, Ray Scott Lauder, of Chicago and two daughters 
Mrs. Frances Ambler, Lake Forest, IL. , who served as a nurse during the war in France and a 
painting of whom was hung in Washington as portraying the typical American Red Cross nurse; 
another daughter, Rose, a licensed aviatrix, secretary of the Paul Waukee Airport, Lake For- 
est, IL. 

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Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2:30 PM., from the Wahpeton Congregational 
Church of which Judge Lauder had long been a member, preceeded by a private service for 
the family. Burial will be made in Fairview Cemetery at Wahpeton. 

********** May 21, 1931 

CARL A. GAUKLER 

Carl A. Gaukler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gaukler residing near the state line south 
of this city, died on Tuesday morning, after an illness of but two days. The cause of his 
death was spinal meningitis. He became unconscious almost at the start of his illness and 
never regained consciousness. 

The deceased was born on the home farm on August 25th, 1913, and was seventeen years 
old at the time of his death. 

The funeral services were held on Wednesday and owing to the contagious nature of the 
disease was not a public funeral. The burial was in the Catholic Cemetery and a funeral 
services was held in the church. 

During the illness, the father of the boy, Frank Gaukler, Sr., was in the hospital 

and was seriously ill. . LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

********** May 21, 1931 

MOTHER SUCCUMBS TO ATTACKS OF PNEUMONIA 

Mrs. Rosa Muenzer, mother of Mrs. Carl Krause and Mrs. Elizabeth Soderguist of this 
city, passed away at the Carl Krause home on Thursday evening at 8 o'clock, following a 
short illness of pneumonia. 

Mrs. Muenzer was a native of Germany and at the time of her death was 73 years old. 
She came to Wadena with her children two years ago in July and during her residence here 
made many friends who are grieved to learn of her demise. 

The Muenzers were pioneers of Rush City but some years ago moved to Hankinson, where 
they lived for a number of years prior to Mrs. Muenzer 's going to Wadena, MN. 

She is survived by eight children, Mrs. Krause and Mrs. Soderguist of Wadena, Mrs. 
Charles Bishop, of Glenco, Mrs. John Wessels of Eagle Grove, IA. , Joe of Fergus Falls, 
Charles and August of Rush City and Frank of Chicago. 

Mrs. Muenzer was a member of the Christian Mother's Society and a devout member of the 
St. Ann's Catholic Church as well as a lifelong member of the Catholic Church of Rush City. 

Funeral services were held from St. Ann's Church on Saturday morning with Rev. Fr. Len- 
ger saying the Requiem Mass and from the Catholic Church in Rush City, with Rev. Wey saying 
the Requiem Mass on Monday morning. In both services her four grandsons, Chester, Stuart, 
Howard and Warren, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Krause served as altar boys. 

********** May 21, 1931 

DEATH CLAIMS LIDGERWOOD PIONEER 
Funeral services were held on Monday morning for Frank Gaukler, who died at Lidgerwood 
on Sunday. Mr. Gaukler was taken to the Lidgerwood Hospital two weeks ago and because of 
his advanced age his illness proved fatal. 



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Rev. Fr. Duerr conducted the service at St. Boniface Church. Deceased was a pioneer 
farmer of the Lidgerwood community, coming to Richland County in the early 90' s where he 
lived and reared a fine family. 

His son preceeded him in death last week, a sufferer with spinal meningitis. 

********** May 21, 1931 

LIDGERWOOD MAN COMMITS SUICIDE 

James Franta, 52, Lidgerwood man, committed suicide on Saturday, by hanging himself. 
He had been in ill health for some time. 

Franta had been living at the home of his brother, Cyril Franta, at Lidgerwood. Sat- 
urday he was believed to have gone fishing, but when he failed to return on Monday morning, 
the family began to wonder about him. 

Friends were called in an effort to find out what had become of the man. Finally, it 
was suggested that a search be made of the barn where he kept his fishing tackle to find 
out whether he had gone fishing or not. 

Mrs. Cyril Franta entered the building and found the body hanging by a rope. A doc- 
tor was called and County Coroner L. E. Lester went to Lidgerwood on Monday morning. 
Death was pronounced as due to suicide. 

There are three Franta brothers living at Lidgerwood and the dead man. They are: 
Frank, Joe and Cyril. They own a hardware store there. However, James Franta was not 
connected with the store, but was a laborer. He had no family, save his brothers. 

FARMER GLOVE... ********** May 2 1, 1931 

OBITUARY 

Ole Hagen was born in Norway in 1863 coming to America with his parents at the age of 
three years . The family settled in Pope County , MN . , where Mr . Hagen spent his boyhood 
and young manhood. In his twenties he entered the employment of the Maintenance Department 
of the Soo Line and was continuously employed in that company for more than forty-two years; 
for many years as road master at Glenwood, Barrett, Wishek and Hankinson. He was pensioned 
by the company about two years ago. 

Mr. Hagen was married twice, his first wife preceeded him in death many years ago. The 
second Mrs. Hagen passed on two years ago this month. One son, born to this second union, 
Earl, has grown to manhood in this city. 

Ole Hagen was a railroad man of the old school and took a great deal of justifiable 
pride in his long and clean record. In his many years of service with the Soo Line he 
made a large acquaintance and a host of friends. To know Ole Hagen was to love him and 
there is many an old timer along the line that will read of his passing with a catch in his 
throat and a tear in his eye. 

Mr. Hagen was baptized in the Norwegian Lutheran Church as a child and from that church 
was buried at Wendell, MN. At his request, Rev. W. A. Smith preached the funeral sermon. 
He was a member of the Hankinson Lodge No. 51, A. F. & A. M. and also at his request that 
lodge had charge of the services at the cemetery at Wendell where he was buried beside 

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Mrs. Hagen. L. R. Burfening conducted the burial ceremonies. R. G. Stock, O. A. Oliver, 
Gust Olson, L. E. Aldrich, L. E. DeVan and E. A. Lea acting as pallbearers. About twelve 
cars of Masons and other friends drove to Wendell to pay their last respects to a good 
citizen, a good neighbor and a lovable character. 

********** May 21, 1931 

PIONEERS ANSWER GRIM REAPER'S CALL 

Mrs. John Crooks, resident of Greendale Township since 1900, passed away at her home 
on Monday morning at 4:30, death following several years of illness. Prior to her death 
she was feeling better than she had for some time. She was in Hankinson last Friday shop- 
ping and remarked of her good health. She attended church on Sunday morning and about mid- 
night was taken violently ill and at 4:30 the Angel of Death, relieved her of her suffering 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2:30 PM., at the Tyson Methodist Church, 
of which she was an active member. Rev. Arns, former pastor and Rev. Chappell conducted 
the services. The Hankinson church choir furnished the music. 

Mrs. Crooks was a very devout Christian all her life and was ready to meet her Savior. 
Mrs. Crooks (nee May Stiles) was born on April 27th, 1870, in Becker, MN. When 11 years 
old she moved to Stiles with her parents, the town being named after her father. Later in 
life she took nurse's training at St. Boniface Hospital in Minneapolis. She nursed in Far- 
go for many years and also in the Hankinson Hospital with Doctor Spottswood. 

On Feb. 14th, 1900, she was united in maxriage to John Crooks and they made their home 
in Greendale Township since. Deceased was 61 years of age at the time of her death. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Corwin Moffet, of 
Mooreton; and two sons, Ervin, at home, and Clifford, in California. Two sons preceeded 
her in death, one an infant and John, Jr., passing away 8 years ago at the age of 15 years. 
She also leaves two sisters; Mrs. N. Bogert, of Lamaca, WA.; Mrs. Hall of Los Angeles; two 
brothers, Mr. Alfred Stiles, Walla Walla, WA. , Mr. Egra Stiles, Shields, ND., besides a host 
of near relatives and friends of many years standing. 

Pallbearers were Herbert Brewster, Erwin Grass, Edwin Hanson, Wm. Kretchman, Albert 
Crooks, Arnold Moeller. 

Floral offerings of numbers of friends and relatives were beautiful. 

********** May 28, 1931 

MARY KRUMP CULVTER 

Friday morning, May 22nd, at 10:30 o'clock, death relieved the sufferings of Mary 
Krump Culvier who had been confined to her bed in the Krump Hospital home in this city 
for more than a year. 

Deceased was born in Germany on March 11, 1860, and had attained the age of 71 years. 
When 20 years old, she came to America with her parents, locating in the frontier town of 
Elizabeth, MN. Five years later, in March of 1885, she was married to Mathias Krump at 
Wahpeton and the young couple settled at once on the husband's homestead in Belford Town- 
ship, north of the city of Hankinson. Five children were born to the couple, four of whom 

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survive: Elizabeth, of Richmond, MN.; Margaret, of Hankinson; Christopher J., of Fairmount; 
and Peter M., who lives south of Hankinson. One daughter, Anna, is dead. Mathias Krump 
died in 1892 , and eight years later , in 1900 , the widow was married to Robert Culvier , who 
survives her. Of this second union one child was born, Mrs. Fred Jordan, of Detroit, MI. 

For the past two years deceased was an invalid and lived with her daughter, Miss Mar- 
garet, who conducts the Hankinson Hospital. She was a patient sufferer and all that loving 
hands could do aided in making her declining years happy and peaceful. Miss Elizabeth was 
with her for the final months, and the two sons were frequent visitors to her bedside. 
The end came peacefully and found her fully prepared at the close of a long and useful life 

Funeral services were conducted on Monday morning at St. Philip's Church and the ser- 
vices were beautiful and impressive. The Solemn Requiem Mass was read by Fr. Studnicka wit: 
Father Cloos officiating as Master of Ceremonies. Father Ansgar, of Richmond, MN., was 
Deacon and Father Charles of Mahnomen, MN., Sub-Deacon. Interment was in the Catholic Ceme 
tery. 

Relatives from a distance in attendance were: Jacob Kahler, of New Rockford, and Her- 
man Kahler and wife, of Denhoff, both brothers; and Miss Anna Kahler, of Mahnomen, a sister 

The active pallberers were 5 nephews and a grandson: John Krump, Peter Krump, Max Krumj 
Johnny Krump, Peter P. Krump and Joseph Krump, grandson. Honorary pallbearers were old 
time friends of the family; Jacob Hentz, Mike Wirtz, Jos. Bauer, Adam Roth, Joe Berg and Ed. 
O'Meare. 

Deceased was one of the early pioneers of the Hankinson neighborhood. She was a lovinc 
wife, and a kind and indulgent mother, a good neighbor and a loyal friend, and her death is 
sincerely mourned by a large circle of friends. 

********** May 28, 1931 

MRS. ELSIE HARTMANN 

Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 28th, at the Emmanual Evangelical Church 
for Mrs. Elsie Hartmann who passed away early Tuesday morning, following an illness of four 
years' duration. Rev. Meier conducted the service. Burial was made in the cemetery of the 
congregation . 

Mrs. Elsie Martha Hartmann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Milbrandt, was born on Jan. 
7th, 1900. In 1924 she was united in marriage to Samuel Richard Hartmann, with whom she 
made her home in Milwaukee, HI. During the last four years, since the deceased was operated 
upon for appendicitis, she has been suffering. For 10 months she was confined to a sanitor- 
ium, but as she wanted to see her mother once more, her husband brought her home on Good 
Friday . 

In the early morning hours of May 26th, God granted an end to her suffering by calling 
her to him at the age of 31 years , 4 months and 19 days . Her father preceeded her in death 
on March 27th, 1927. She is mourned by her husband, Samuel Hartmann, her mother, Mrs. Aug- 
uste Milbrandt; two brothers: Henry Milbrandt and Herman Milbrandt, of Milwaukee; three sis- 
ters, Mrs. Otto Medenwaldt, Mrs. Joe Jaeger and Mrs. Luedke, of Fargo. 

********** May 28, 1931 

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CARL SEDLER 

Death is rapidly thinning the ranks of the pioneer settlers of Richland County who 
came to this section of the state when Indians yet roamed the primeval prairies, and by 
dint of hard labor and prudent thrift transformed it into a prosperous farming community. 

One of these pioneers was Carl Sedler, who, born in Germany on August 24, 1853, emi- 
grated to this country in 1876, staying for three years in Wisconsin in the Fon du Lac nei- 
ghborhood. In 1870 he came to Richland County taking up a homestead in Brandenburg; about 
8 miles north of Hankinson. Some of his time before farming demanded his constant attent- 
ion, he spent as a laborer on the Dwight farm and also in railroading, working as fireman 
for the Great Northern, when cord wood was still the only fuel used. 

On August 8th, 1882, he was married to Miss Anna Lutter at Wahpeton. Six children 
were born to this union, of whom all but one survive. In the fall of 1915 he moved to 
Hankinson where he intended to spend his decling years. On Feb. 5th, 1921 his faithful 
helpmate died. From then on he made his home with his children, in Wahpeton, Gull Lake, 
Sask., but chiefly with his son, Robert, on the old homestead. Aggravated kidney trouble 
necessitated his removal on May 14th to the Wahpeton Hospital where he died on Sunday even- 
ing at the age of 77 years and 9 months. 

He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Mary Buck, Gull Lake, Sask; Mrs. Mar- 
tha Holthusen, Wahpeton; Emil, in Minneapolis; Robert, on the old farm and Mrs. Alma Bla- 
dow, Hankinson. One daughter died in infancy. There are also four brothers still living: 
William, of Wahpeton; Albert, Havana; Herman, Hankinson; and Theodore in St. Paul, and 12 
grandchildren . 

~" Funeral services were held yesterday (Wednesday) from the Lutheran Church of which he 
had been a member since his removal to town. Interment took place in the Lutheran Cemetery 

at the side of his wife. 

********** I^ay 28, 1931 

CYCLONE DERAILS TRAIN: KILLS TWO 

Two people were killed and sixty injured when a cyclone derailed the crack Great 
Northern train, "The Empire Builder," eight miles southeast of Moorhead at 4:30 o'clock 
yesterday afternoon. All coaches of the train were derailed, the huge engine alone re- 
maining on the track. 

The train left Fargo at 4:15 and ran into the storm while traveling 55 miles per hour. 
People living in and near Hankinson believe the storm started in this vicinity and leaped 
over into Minnesota where great damage was reported. The cloud referred to made a noise 
like a roaring express in a tunnel and caused considerable comment. 

********** May 28, 1931 

BARBARA JAHODA 
The friends of Mrs. Frank Jahoda were shocked on Wednesday afternoon to learn that 
she died at Rochester, NN., that day at noon. 

She had been ailing for some time and not long ago underwent an operation which, it 

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was hoped, would restore her to good health. 

On Monday evening she was taken to Rochester, accompanied by Mr. Jahoda and son, Har- 
old, and presumed arrived there about noon on Tuesday. LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

********** May 28, 1931 

WHITE ROCK MAN MURDERS GIRL 
Kills Self as Police Chief Arrives to Arrest 

BISMARCK, ND. r June 3rd An inquest into the death of Lyle Tramp, 26, who inflicted 

fatal wounds on himself after killing Ila Moffit, 22, will be held this afternoon, it was 
announced by Coronor W. E. Perry of Burleigh County. 

Miss Hazel Cherley, the girl's room-mate, fled from the apartment after her companion 1 : 
unwelcome suitor threatened her. 

The shooting culminated several threats made by Tramp following his rejection by Miss 
Moffit last Christmas. Her friend said she had intended to ask aid of the police to pre- 
vent Tramp from molesting her, but put the matter off because of the friendship between her 
family and that of Tramp. 

Miss Moffit was shot through the heart, the bullet causing instantaneous death. Ano- 
ther shot was sent through her shoulder, apparently after she had fallen to the floor. 

Tramp fired a bullet into his head as Chief of Police C. J. Martineson started to 
open the door of the girl's apartment when he heard a shot. He entered and found Tramp 
lying on the floor. Taken to a hospital, Tramp died two hours later without regaining 
consciousness . 

Ila Moffit was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Moffit, Richland County farmers 
residing north of Barney. 

Miss Moffit was a graduate of the State School of Science at Wahpeton. She is surviv- 
ed by her parents, two brothers, Corwin and Verlin at home, and a sister, Mrs. Earl Penning- 
ton, residing near Barney. 

Tramp was born at White Rock, SD., and grew to manhood there, attending high school 
there. He attended one year of college and then went into the employ of the Power Company 
at Huron, SD., going to Bismarck about three years ago. 

Close friends of Tramp's state that he was an intelligent sort of a young man, stud- 
ious and possessed no bad habits. Sunday he was in good spirits, accompanying a group of 
friends to Beulah. This morning, however, he was melancholy and questioned by friends as 
to what was ailing him replied, "I'm tired." 

Tramp's parents survive him and are presently believed to be living in San Franciso. 
He has a sister living at Wessington Springs, SD. Tramp was said to have been working ind- 
ustriously for several years, saving money in order that he might attend an institution of 
higher learning. ********** June 4, 1931 

Mr. Wm. Zietz received word on Wednesday of the death of his father at St. Petersburg, 
FL. The body will be shipped to Philadelphia for burial. 

********** June 4f 1931 

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JOHN BEST FUNERAL 
The funeral of the late John Best, who died on Tuesday, was held on Thursday after- 
noon at 2 o'clock at the M. E. Church. The deceased was bom on April 2nd, 1865, at Virg- 
inia, WI. He is survived by his wife and five daughters. . . . LIDGERWOOD MONITOR... 

********** June 4, 1931 

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR JOHN AHLMAN 

Death on Tuesday afternoon called John Peter Ahlman, father of Mrs. Oscar Tillisch 
who for some time had been making his home at the Tillisch farm. Mr. Ahlman was born on 
April 25th, 1849, in Smaland, Sweden. In 1877 he emigrated to the United States with his 
mother and brother. They settled on a farm near St. Peter, MN., where they remained until 
the year 1881, when they moved to a farm near Elgin, NB. On Jan. 19th, 1882, he was united 
in marriage to Wilhelmina Johnson. Seven children were born to them, one dying in infancy. 

The family moved to St. Peter, MN., in 1903, at which place the deceased made his home 
until 1927. From that time he has resided with his daughters. He died after a brief ill- 
ness on Tuesday, June 9th, at the age of 82 years, 1 month and 14 days. 

Left to mourn the departure are four daughters: Esther Ahlman, Wapello, IA: Florence 
Ahlman, Iowa City, IA; Mrs. 0. J. Tillisch and Mrs. S. F. Johnson, Fairmount; and eight 
grandchildren . 

The funeral will be held tomorrow, Friday afternoon, at 2 PM. , from the Lutheran Church 
with Rev. J. P. Klausler in charge. 

********** June 11, 1931 

FORMER ROSHOLT RESIDENT SUICIDES 
A. G. Molander, formerly of this place and also of White Rock, committed suicide on 
May 21st. He was cashier of the First National Bank, at Faulkton, this state, at the time 
of his death. 

He had been in rather poor health for some time past and to this fact, coupled with 
financial worries, was ascribed the cause for his rash act. He was a man of good principles 
and character and always stood well in his community. 

********** June 11, 1931 

MOTHER OF MATT HAMMERSCHMIDT DIES 
Matt Hammerschmidt received a message on Wednesday announcing the death of his mother 
at McLaughlin, SD. Mr. Hammerschmidt and wife and two daughters left immediately to attend 
the funeral. Mrs. Hammerschmidt has been suffering from serious illness for many months and 
death was not unexpected. ********** June 18 1931 

MRS. LUCINDA GREEN DIES 

Mrs. Charles Green received a message on Wednesday telling of the death of her mother- 
in-law, Mrs. Lucinda Green, at Hume, MO. Mrs. Green had made her home with her son, Ches- 
ter, for the past year. She was ill with pneumonia this spring and was unable to regain 
her strength due to her advanced age. She died at the age of 85 years. 

Mrs. Green has visited here several times and has a daughter living at Glenwood, Mrs. 

Harry Gibson, and a son, J. Walter Green at Wahpeton. 

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PIONEER WOMEN CALLED IN DEATH 

Mrs. Michael Krueger, a pioneer woman of Richland County passed away at a Minneapolis 
hospital at 2 PM., June 18th, following a prolonged illness from cancer. Mrs. Krueger ' s 
health began failing several years ago, and she was taken to the Breckenridge hospital wher 
she remained critically ill for some time. She recovered, however, and returned home. In 
early spring her condition became critical and on May 20th she was removed to Minneapolis 
where specialists administered, but to no avail, and she was called to the Great Beyond las 
Thursday at the age of 82 years. 

Funeral services were held at the Belford Lutheran Church on Sunday, May 21st, Rev. 
Cordts conducting the services. A great many friends attended the services to pay last 
respects to this pioneer mother, who was so loved by all. Many hundreds were prevented 
from attending by the severe rain storm which prevailed Sunday. The flower girls and pall 
bearers were all grandchildren, who with heavy hearts, took their grandmother to her last 
resting place. 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: her aged husband; four children, W. E. Krueger, 
Mrs. Wm. Medenwaldt, Mrs. Wm. Knaack, all of Hankinson; and Mrs. H. S. Chapin, of Minnea- 
polis; one son and two daughters preceeding her in death. 

Ernestine Krueger was born and grew to womanhood in Schmischkowa, Province of Posen, 
Germany. Here she met and was married to Michael Krueger. In 1870 they immigrated to the 
United States, and first settled, to make their home, in Iron Ridge, MI., where they resided 
for ten years. In March of 1880, they moved to Dakota Territory and took up a homestead in 
Belford Township, where she made her home for fifty-one years. Here, with her husband and 
family, she endured the hardships and privations of the pioneers, and with unfaltering cou- 
rage and thrift, reared a fine family and established a beautiful home, a monument to her 
memory. Through the earlier years of her residence in Richland County, when transportation 
was meagre, these hardy people often drove with horses or oxen some sixty miles to secure 
sustenance for their family. The history of the Northwest's prairie mothers is the history 
of Mrs. Krueger. 

Deceased was an exemplary Christian and placed, without reservation, her hopes and fait 
in the Lord Jesus Christ. She was a Life member of the Lutheran Church and her ideals and 
substantial work for her church has left an indelible record in the hearts of her relatives 
and friends that time can never erase . 

********** June 25f 1931 

MRS. KAROLINA WREGE DIED AT AGE OF 90 
Early on Wednesday morning death came to Mrs. Karolina Wrege, who had been making her 
home with Fred Stack, northwest of town. She was born in Hermannsdorf , Pomerania, on Feb. 
11th, 1840, and with her husband she came to America in 1892, living in the neighborhood 
of Lidgerwood and Hankinson. Her husband preceeded her in death in 1917. The funeral ser- 
vices will take place tomorrow, Friday, at the home, and at 2 PM., from the local Lutheran 
Church, of which she had always been a faithful member. She was slightly over 90 years 
old at the time of her death. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Herman Budach. 

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ALBERT SCHROEDER DIED MONDAY 

Albert Schroeder passed away on Monday morning, June 21st, at the Wahpeton Hospital. 
Mr. Schroeder had been in ill health for several months, and during the last few weeks he 
was removed to the hospital but medical aid proved of no avail. 

Mr. Schroeder was born in Belford Township, and later moved to Hankinson. He was emp- 
loyed in local business houses, and, while of a quiet nature, made a large acquaintance 
and was exceptionally well liked by those who knew him. 

Funeral services were held from the home of his sister, Mrs. E. A. King, Wednesday 
afternoon, Rev. Clark, of the Congregational Church, preached the funeral sermon and Miss 
Helen Kinn sang two songs. Many beautiful flowers were sent by his many friends. 

Deceased is survived by four sisters and two brothers: Mrs. Chas. Hein, Mrs. Reinhart 

Bellin, Mrs. Peter Lenzen, Mrs. E. A. King, John A. and Emil Schroeder. Mrs. Lenzen was 

unable to attend the funeral. 

********** June 25, 1931 

HANK YOUSO KILLS SELF 

Word has been received here that Henry Youso, 23 years old, formerly of Fairmount, 

had shot and killed himself at International Falls, MN., on June 1st. 

He had had trouble with his wife and had gone to the home of her parents where she 

and her child were staying, and during a quarrel there shot himself and died in the hosp- 

iatal a few hours later. ....FAIRMOUNT NEWS 

********** June 25, 1931 

STATE LINE.... A brother of Emil Rick died at Webster, SD., last week. 

STATE LINE.... Mr. Ole Sand died at the home of his son last week after a long illness. 

********** June 25, 1931 

ADOLPH DOKKEN TAKES OWN LIFE BY HANGING 
Word was received here on Wednesday morning that Adolph Dokken, Cashier of the Farmers 
and Merchants Bank at Kindred had taken his own life some time during Tuesday night by hang- 
ing himself back of the bank. The body was found about 4 o'clock Wednesday morning. 

No reason had been given at the time of going to press but a telephone call to Kindred 
disclosed the fact that Mr. Dokken had not been in the best of health the past few months. 
WALCOTT REPORTER.... ********** June 25, 1931 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Halversen and children attended the funeral of Mrs. William Dick- 
son, at McLeod, ND., on Tuesday, returning home the same evening. 

********** July 2, 1931 

BANNON SENTENCED 
James F. Bannon, father of Chas. Bannon, who was hanged for the murder of the Haven 
family at Shafer, ND., has been sentenced to serve the remainder of his life in prison. 
He was convicted at Crosby this week and is the 413th prisoner at Bismarck. 

********** July 2, 1931 

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MRS. JOHN ROTH DIED THIS MORNING 

Hankinson people were shocked beyond measure this morning when news passed from 
neighbor to neighbor that Mrs. John Roth had died suddenly at 5 AM. 

Death was due to heart failure, from which she had been a sufferer for the past 
two years. She arose as usual this morning and was in the yard when she suddenly collap- 
sed and passed away before medical aid could be summoned. 

Mrs. John Roth was born in Galacia, Austria, on Nov. 25th, 1864, and had attained 
the age of 66 years. She grew to womanhood in the Fatherland where she was married to 
John Roth. The family came to Hankinson in 1896 and have resided here ever since. Besides 
the sorrowing husband, five children survive: Edward J., Jacob J., and Anna B., of Hankin- 
son; Mrs. F. C. Balderson, Lisbon, and A. J. of Belfield, ND. There are twelve grandchildrer 

A. J. Roth, one of the sons, left Tuesday for his home at Belfield, ND., after a visit 
at the home of his parents and was accompanied on his return to Belfield by Miss Anna. 
The absent children have all been notified by wire and are expected home in time for the 
funeral which will be held on Saturday morning at 10 o'clock with services at St. Philip's 
Church, of which deceased was a devout member. 

Mrs. Roth's passing is sincerely mourned by everyone in the community. She was high- 
ly esteemed by all who knew her and was a loving wife and a devoted and indulgent mother. 
The sincere sympathy of all goes out to the bereaved ones. 

********** July 9, 1931 

_ ADOLPH GABBERT DIED AT GRACEVILLE 

On Sunday afternoon funeral services were conducted at the Lutheran Church for Adolph 
Gabbert, who died early Friday morning at Graceville, MN., following a stroke of apoplexy. 

Mr. Gabbert was born on May 15th, 1884, in Sibley County, MN. On October 3rd, 1905, 
he was married to Miss Emma Manke, of Marshall, MN. The couple first lived at Marshall, later 
at Raymond, SD., then at St. Paul, and finally for the past years in Hankinson, Victor and Ro- 
sholt neighborhoods. Mrs. Gabbert died in 1925 and in 1929 Mr. Gabbert married Mable Crooks. 

He is survived by three children of his first wife, his widow and an infant son by the 
second marriage. By four brothers, August, John, Will and George, all of Hankinson, and by 
two sisters, Mrs. Gust Schultz, of Hankinson, and Mrs. John Wolf, of Wood Lake, MN. 

********** July 9, 1931 

Mr. Bill Padden received a telegram from his niece of the death of her daughter, Miss 
Hogenson, at Minneapolis and left immediately to attend the funeral. She was a daughter of 
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hogenson. The funeral was held at Hudson, WI. Mr. Padden returned home 
on Sunday morning. ********** July 9, 1931 

CHARLES LIERMAN DIED THIS MORNING 

Charles Lierman, a resident of Richland County for 50 years, died at his home in this 
city at 9:15 last evening, after a lingering illness. He had been an invalid for many months 
and the end was not unexpected. 

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Deceased was born in Adamsdorf , Germany, on Dec. 1st, 1860, and had attained the age 
of 70 years. He came to America when 21 years of age (in 1881) and for a time was employed 
on the Bonanza Adams farm in this county. Ambitious to engage in farming himself, he bought 
a fine tract of land adjoining the present village of Mantador, and in the fall of 1886 ret- 
urned to Germany where on January 21st, 1887, he was married to Miss Augusta Schmidt. The 
young couple departed at once for their new home and for many years occupied the farm, which 
ranked among the finest in the county. Thirty years ago this fall they decided to retire and 
bought a home in Hankinson where the family has since resided. Mrs. Lierman died five years 
ago. 

Deceased is survived by four children. . .Miss Louise and Mrs. H. J. Frieck, Arthur and 
William. All are living at the home with the exception of William, who resides at Forbes, 
ND. There is one grandchild. 

Four sisters also survive. Mrs. Arnold Bernard, of St. Joseph, MN., Mrs. Charles 

Krause, of Mantador, Mrs. Wm. Krause, of Webster, SD. and Mrs. H. A. Aim, of this city. 

Deceased was an industrious and law abiding citizen and was widely known throughout 
this part of the county. He had the respect and esteem of everyone, and the sympathy of the 
entire community goes out to the bereaved family. 

The funeral will be held on Saturday at 2 PM., with services at St. John's Church in 
Belford, of which deceased was one of the first members. Interment will be in the family 
lot in St. John's Cemetery. 

********** July 16, 1931 

DAVID JONES DIED AT FORMAN 

D. J. Jones, another of those stalwart citizens of North Dakota's pioneer days, died 
early on the morning of July 13th at his home in Forman, ND. He was born in Neenah, WI . , 
on November 24th, 1864, of rugged Welsh stock. He was a brother of John R. Jones and Ben 
Jones, the late Evan Jones and J. J. Jones, of this city and Mrs. James Novak, of White Rock. 
Mr. Jones was the 5th child of 11 children, 8 boys and 3 girls. An adventuring spirit and 
ambition brought all but two of these children to our state, John R. Jones, of this city, 
leading the way. Their untiring energy, courage and intergrity has gained for them places 
of respect in this section of the country. 

David J. Jones came to Hankinson in 1885. Later he managed John R's interests at 
Straubville and Rutland. Many tales of Dave's unconquerable strength and indomnible courage 
date back to this period of his life. Baseball and hunting were his favorite hobbies during 
the prime of his life. 

About this time he met his wife, Jennie Hannum, of Massachusetts. They were married 
in St. Paul, on January 4th, 1894. 

In 1900 he was elected sheriff of Sargent County and moved to Forman where he has 
since made his home. During the last 27 years he has been engaged in his private business. 

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For the past 20 years he has been handicapped by diabetes which resulted in a number 
of bad accidents. Since Nov. 10th, when he was in an auto accident, his physical decline 
has been very marked reaching the climax when he was stricken with paralysis on July 4th, 
from which he never recovered. 

Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2 o'clock at the Congregational Church in 
Forman. Rev. Langenes preached the sermon and the Masonic Lodge, of which he was a member, 
conducted the services at the cemetery. 

He is survived by Mrs. Jones, a son and daughter, a grand daughter, Vivian Ruth Jones; 
five brothers, John R. and Ben, of Hankinson; Dan R. , of Wahpeton; Robert and Wm. of Neenah, 
WI; two sisters, Mrs. James Novak, of White Rock and Ellen Young, of Yorba Linda, CA. 

The pall bearers were R. E. Hurly, C. A. Walloch, Bert Thompson, A. Leslie, Floyd 
Askerooth and J. A. Bond. 

********** July 16, 1931 

WAHPETON MAN KILLED 

L. Jacobson of Wahpeton, employed by the Lillegard Auto Co., was killed in a collision 

on the Wahpeton-Mooreton road on Friday. The accident occurred at an intersection and adds 

another to the long list of fatal accidents that have happened on the gravel road west of the 

county seat. Deceased was 55 years old and is survived by a wife and a son and daughter. 

********** July 16, 1931 

SCO CASHIER AT ENDERLIN SUICIDES 

Bill Kingsley, cashier of the Soo at Enderlin, committed suicide Tuesday morning at 
4 AMr- according to railroad employees here. The fatal wound was inflicted with a gun. No 
cause has been attributed for the act. 

********** July 23, 1931 

ALBERT CHEZIK DIES 

Albert Chezik, 85, of Los Angeles, CA., passed away at his home there on Wednesday 
morning following a severe case of sun stroke. The aged man was stricken during the heat 
wave and has been suffering since early last week. 

Henry Chezik, Wahpeton, and Mrs. Fred Craighill, Fargo, son and daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Albert Chezik were called to California last Saturday. They arrived before their father 

died on Wednesday morning . ... .FARMER GLOBE 

********** July 23, 1931 

MRS. G. R. McKEITH DIED IN MEDFORD 

Word has been received in Hankinson of the sudden death of Mrs. G. H. McKeith, at 
Medford, WI., death coming to her while undergoing an operation for gall stones at their 
local hospital on Wednesday. 

Funeral services were conduted on Saturday. Mrs. McKeith was the wife of Rev. McKeith, 
who occupied the pulpit at the Hankinson Congregational Church until 1930, and at that time 
accepted a call to the Medford Church. 

Deceased is survived by her husband, one son and a daughter. Friends in Hankinson ex- 

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tend their heartfelt sympathy to Rev. McKeith in the loss of his good wife. 

********** July 30, 1931 

FORMER HANKINSON RESIDENT DIED AT KENSAL 
L. A. Dunum, druggist of Kensal, ND., passed away at his home at that city on Monday 
evening at 10:30 PM. He had been in ill health for several months. 

Mr. Dunum was well known in Hankinson, having played baseball here, while clerking 
in the Green Drug Store in 1914-1915. 

********** July 30, 1931 

SCO CONDUCTOR DIES 
Conductor Edward Heath, of Bismarck, passed away at his home on Tuesday morning, fol- 
lowing a prolonged illness. 

********** July 30, 1931 

MOTHER DIED 

Word has been received her of the death of Mrs. R. E. Abbott's mother, Mrs. Schneider, 
of Minneapolis . Mrs . Abbott has been at the bedside for the past two weeks . 

********** July 30, 1931 

BELFORD PIONEER DIED TUESDAY 

Carl Krause, pioneer resident of Belford Township, passed away at his home on Tuesday 
night at the age of 66 years, 5 months and 18 days, death following a serious illness of 
about a year's duration, although he had been in ill health the past three years. 

Mr. Krause immigrated to the United States from Germany, and in 1884 moved to Richland 
County. Later he moved to Webster, SD., but returned again to this county, and purchased 
a_farm south of Mantador, where he had since made his home. 

Funeral services will be held on Friday afternoon at the home at 1 o ' clock and imm- 
ediately following at St. John's Church in Belford. Burial will be made at the cemetery 
there. 

Deceased is survived by his wife and twelve children: Robert, and Arthur Krause, Mrs. 

Albert Lelm, Turtle Lake, Mrs. Richard Bellin, Ted Krause, Mrs. Paul Meisenberg, of Wyoming; 

Chas. Krause, Mantador, Harry Krause, Walter Krause, Mrs. Frank Wenschlag, Lawrence Krause 

and John Krause, besides other near relatives and a host of friends made during his long 

residence in this county. 

********** August 6, 1931 

RECEIVES WORD OF AUNT'S DEATH 

Mrs. Wm. Schuett received a telegram this morning from Horicon, WI., conveying the 

news of the death of her aunt, Mrs. Zeihm, on Wednesday, at the age of 91 years. 

********* * August 6, 1931 

MRS. GEO. BERNQUTST DIED VERY SUDDENLY 
Mrs. Geo. Bernquist, 49 years old, died suddenly Friday morning, a victim of heart 
trouble. She had come down town to take care of the morning shopping for the Soo restaurant 
of which her husband was manager, and had called for medical treatment when stricken. Earl- 
ier this year she suffered a similar stroke, but partially recovered. 

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The body was taken to Earlham, IA., Sunday for burial, which is the home of her par- 
ents. One daughter survives besides her husband. 

The Bernquists have been in charge of the Soo restaurant since January. 

********** August 6, 1931 

TERRIBLE ACCIDENT AT ROSHOLT 

A terrible accident, which caused the death of Gladys Heifner, happened at the Heif- 
ner home last Monday afternoon. Lola Heifner, a younger sister, was starting a fire to 
get lunch, and used a small tomato can of what was supposed to be kerosene. 

A few coals were still in the stove, which caused a slight explosion and set the oil 
in the can on fire. Lola ran out and threw the oil, and as it happened it went directly 
onto Mrs. Heifner and daughter, Gladys. Their clothing caught and they were both instant- 
ly enveloped in flames. Mrs. Heifner ran into the house and smothered the flames with 
blankets, but Gladys ran to the grove and before her clothing could be gotten off she was 
fatally burned. Doctors from Rosholt and Wheaton were summoned and after first aid, they 
were rushed to Wheaton hospital, where Gladys died at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening. Her body 
was burned practically all over, and she also inhaled some of the flames. 

Her mother, Mrs. Heifner, was also severly burned, but is recovering. Lola suffered 
only a slight burn on one of her hands . 

Gladys Heifner was about 18 years old and had graduated from the Rosholt High School 
just last spring. She was a splendid girl and hosts of friends here mourn with the sorrow- 
ing parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. Heifner. 

The funeral services were held on Friday, July 31st, at 1 o'clock from the family 
residence and at 2 o'clock at the M. E. Church in Rosholt. ...ROSHOLT REVIEW... 

********** August 6, 1931 

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR MRS. PIERSON 

On Tuesday, August 4th, funeral services were held for Mrs. Bertha Pierson, of Lidger- 
wood, who died last Saturday in a hospital in South Dakota. Rev. Medland, pastor of the 
Methodist Church and also Rev. Meier of Hankinson, officiated. Her remains were laid to 
rest in the Movius Cemetery, near Lidgerwood, where the Eastern Star held an impressive 
burial service. 

Mrs. Pierson, nee Bertha Schultz, was born on Dec. 24th, 1869, at Kankakee, IL. In 
1884 the family moved to Geneseo and established their farm home in the neighborhood of 
that city. The family are members of the Evangelical Church of America and when Mrs. Pier- 
son married she also became a member of the Baptist Church, of Lidgerwood, of which her 
husband was a member. 

The deceased is survived by her husband, Oscar Pierson, her son, Fred, of Fargo; a 
daughter, Mrs. A. M. Vedder, of Fargo; four sisters, Mrs. Fred Kemp, Cayuga; Mrs. Benjamin 
Jones, Hankinson; Mrs. B. E. Cordee , Camp Cook, SD.; and Miss Anna Schultz, Kankakee, IL; 
and one brother, Henry Schultz, of Cayuga. 

Mrs. Pierson, a pioneer of Lidgerwood, was a member of the Eastern Star and also of 

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Royal Neighbors, the Gleaner's and Women's Foreign Missionary Society of the Methodist 
Church. In addition to these she was also a member of the various Ladies' Aid Societies 
of Lidgerwood. 

All her relatives were present at the funeral. Those from Hankinson who attended 
were: Mrs. John R. Jones, Sr., Mrs. John R. Jones, Jr., Mrs. Penrose, Miss Catha Jones, 
Mrs. Wm. Schuett, Mrs. George Schuett, Mrs. Frank Maas, Mrs. Hugo Macheel and Mrs. Leon- 
ard Polda. ********** August 6, 1931 

FORMER RESIDENT PASSED AWAY 

The following article was taken from the Yakima Morning Herald, It tells of the death 
of Mrs. Anna Bladow, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in that city. Mrs. Bladow and her husband 
resided in Hankinson until about 18 years ago, when they left for Washington state, where 
they had since made their home. 

"Mrs. Anna Bladow, 55, wife of Herman C. Bladow, of Buena, died yesterday afternoon in 
St. Elizabeth's Hospital following a long illness. She had lived in the Buena district 16 
years and was a member of the Catholic Church. 

Funeral services will be held at 9 o'clock Saturday morning in St. Joseph's Catholic 
Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. The family includes, besides her husband, 
four daughters, Mrs. Louise Carpenter and Olive Bladow of Buena, Mrs. Marian Arnold, of 
Toppenish, and Mrs. Viola Atwood of Yakima; one brother, Barney Whitman of Saskatchewan, 
Canada; and three sisters, Mrs. Charles Dick, of St. Paul; Mrs. Sylvester Dietz, of Wahpet- 
on, ND., and Mrs. John Arens, of Flaxton, ND." 

********** August 13, 1931 

MOSES P. PROPPER 

On Sunday evening, shortly after 8 o'clock, Moses P. Propper, one of the oldest, if 
not the oldest, settler in Richland County, passed into the sleep that knows no awakening, 
while sitting in an easy chair. When an effort was made to rouse hin to go to bed, it was 
found that he was dead. 

The deceased was born at Ft. Plains, NY., on June 20th, 1842, and a few years later 
moved to Genesee County, Michigan, where he grew to manhood. Later he went to Sioux City, 
IA. , and for same time held the position of Indian Agent at the Crook Creek reservation. 
Later he joined a surveying party and assisted in surveying a large part of the Red River 
Valley, part of the time with a brother and part with Judson LaMoure. 

In 1872, he located at Wahpeton and was the fourth settler at that place; M. T. Rich, 
William Root and Folsom Dow, being the first three. He is the last survivor of the small 
number that aided in establishing the city of Wahpeton and Richland County. All the others 
have gone before him. 

Richland County was organized in 1873 and he was appointed the first sheriff by the 
board of county commissioners and was in that office for some time. Later he served the 

City of Wahpeton as Chief of Police. LIDGERWOOD MONITOR 

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HERMAN WIRTH DIED SUNDAY 

Herman Wirth, 58 years old, a former Hankinson resident, passed away at a hospital in 
Milwaukee, death being caused by pneumonia. Mr. Wirth, after becoming critically ill with 
pneumonia, was taken to the hospital on August 13th, and death came the following Sunday. 

Mr. Wirth and family left Hankinson for Milwaukee just after the war, and he was emp- 
loyed with the Milwaukee City Parks Commission. 

Deceased was born in Germany in a province in the Rhine Valley in 1873, and when a 
young man immigrated to the United States, settling first in Sheboygan, WI., and in 1900 
moved to Hankinson. He was night policeman for Hankinson and was later employed by the 
Wipperman Mercantile Company, in their store, and also by J. R. Jones as stock buyer. He 
still has investments in property adjoining this city. 

Funeral services were held at Milwaukee on Wednesday afternoon, Mrs. Henry Wipperman 
and Mrs . Herman Medenwaldt left Tuesday to be in attendance . 

Surviving to mourn their loss are: his wife and three sons, Orin, Raymond and Ervin 
and one daughter, Florence; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Wipperman and Mrs. Gudenberger, of 
Chilton, WI. ********* * August 20, 1931 

COGSWELL GIRL SUICIDES AT VALLEY 

Maude Steinbach, 23, a despondent girl, ended her life on Friday night by jumping 
from the 175 foot trestle bridge of the G. N. at Valley City. Passing motorists found 
the body with every bone broken. The girl, a graduate of the Cogswell High School, had 
suffered a nervous breakdown a year ago. 

_ ********** August 20, 1931 



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Aarfor 21 

Aas 134 

Abbott 175 

Achter 140,141 

Adams 99 

Ahlman 169 

Ahrens 35 

Aldrich .45 

Alfain 25 

Ambach 50,141 

Anderson 22,23,144 

Arneson 123 

Arth 36 

Ashborough 157 

Augdahl 31 

Baby 114 

BaiLey 66 

BaisLey ..' 10 

Baker 43 

Bokken 144 

Bankowski 113 

Bannon 149,171 

Barisch 28 

Barnes 8 

Bartels 9,40 

Bartnick 156 

Bartuneck 25 

Bassett 53 

Bauer 40 

Beck 65 

Becker , 138,139 

Beito 19,36 

Behm 70 

Beling 73,88 

Bellin 5,19 

Berg 25,64,138 

Bernard 40 

Berndt 19 

Bernecker 125 



INDEX to Film # 1578 - HANKINS0N 

Bernquist 175 

BertLeson 36 

Beske 120 

Best 45,169 

Biewer 126 

Biggs 4,39,78,79 

Bihrle 143 

Binder 66 

Birkeland 5 

Bisek 35 

Black 146 

Bladow 8,20,69 

106,159,160,177 

Boehning 2,33 

Bohn 22,24,25,36 

37,47,48,95,96 

Boldt 44,71,73,112 

Boll 35,128 

Bommersbach 5,43 

Bonde 140 

Bonifas 16,44 

Bonzer 99 

Bopp 64 

Borchardt 62 

Borman 17 

Born 129 

Bozorasky 34 

Brackin 39,119 

Brandermere 3 

Brandt 157 

Braufman 43 

Braun 73 

Bredvik 28 

Bresnaham 63 

Britten 58 

Breyer 118 

Broderick 122 

Brooks 146 

Brosokcske 108 

Broun 2,24,23 

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NEWS 

Brummund ..44,63,72,74,109 

Bruner 92 

Bruscke 133,160 

Bucher 107 

Buchholz 61 

Buck 48,160 

Buckhouse 3 

Buckly 141 

Budack 35,120,170 

Budge 155 

Buntin 19,21,153 

Bureham 12,22,23,24 

Burrows 98 

Burton 96 

Buttig 147 

Campbell 7,158 

Carlson 79 

Carver 51 

Causemaker 33 

Cawelti 127 

Chapin 137,138,157 

Chezik 174 

Children 156 

Christianson ..133,138,157 

Clabaugh 102 

Clausen 13 

Cline 151 

Clothier 59 

Coleman 70 

Connelly 86 

Coppin 4,8,13,50,55 

Cowles 58 

Cox 8 

Crandall 158 

Croby 131 

Crooks 165,172 

Culvier 165 

Cunninaharr 17 



Dahlen 53 

DahLin 103 

De Fea 9 

Dei ken 142 

Dennstedt .17,46,106,108 

Densmore 64 

Dewey 55 

Dickson 171 

Dielke 18 

Dog: "Pettie" 76 

Dokken 171 

Dosch 81,103 

Dowd 30 

Draheim 50 

Dryden 46 

Duerr 25,27 

Dumke 63,146 

Dunsmore 144 

Dunum 175 

Duwenhoegger 25 

DybdahL 135 

Dynes 152 

Early 34 

Ebel 74,103,143 

Eckes 34 

Egan 86 

Egge 151 

Ehr 91 

Ehret 61 

Eilson 113 

Elingson 123 

Ellis 10,28 

Ellsworth 37,43 

Enfield 2,125 

Engels 60,83 

Enockson 115 

Erickson 36,78,104 

156,159 

Erlandson 137 

Evenscn 21,135 



Facktor 29 

Falk 47,73 

Falkowski 149 

Feigner 134 

Fernbaugh 153 

Figge 22 

Finstad 99 

Fisher 44,95,149 

Fleischour 122 

Foeltz 33,156 

Foerst 25 

Frank 157 

Franta 164 

Freeberg 7 

Frolek 34 

Frost 128 

Frundt 99 

Funfar 117,124 

Gadcke 13 

Gaedcke 101 

Gabbert 34,79,172 

Gajer 21 

Gallagher 45 

Gassner 92 

Gast 137 

Gaugler 115 

Gaukler ..18,20,27,38,163 

Gehler 155,157 

Gehrki 15 

Gerber 83 

Gereszek 21,115,136 

Giltner 151 

Gland 157 

Glaus 115 

Gochie 91 

Godfredson 43 

Goette 67,68 

Goff 49 

Gollnick 10,145 

Goolsby ...50 

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Goth 57 

Granell 24 

Grean 11 

Green 14,153,169 

Griepentrog 48,58 

Grimsrud 99 

Grob 18 

Grohnke 63 

Grositski 113 

Grotte 94 

Gruba 104,105,152,162 

Grunhagen 84 

Guilly 75 

Gulch 160 

Gully 117 

Gustman 15,26 

Guyse 51 

Haas 28 

Haase 38 

Hagen 78,79,161,164 

Hagenson 21 

Hall 91 

Halmrast 156 

Halvorson 50 

Hammer 134 

Hammerschmidt 169 

Hanapel 75,109 

Hancock 13 

Hankinson Creamery ....89 

Hannum 173 

Hanson 150 

Harles 36 

Harmon 87 

Harrington 28,93 

Harris 33 

Hartleben 5,30,36 

Hartman 166 

Hatcher 127 

Hauge 154 

Haus 39 



Hawes 12C 

Heath 175 

Heesch 34 

Hehr 1 

Hehcote 135 

Heider 39 

Heifner 176 

Hein 82,111 

Heley 34 

Hell 18 

Heller 162 

Hemerle 25 

Hemminger 140 

Herding 5 

Hetland 5 

Hilbron 46 

Hinck 94,96,110 

Hingst 141 

Hipp 8,109 

Hlavnicka 19,124 

Hobza 153 

Hodel 80 

HoeTs 29,87,90,161 

Hoeft 19,67 

Hoffman 17,20 

Hollands 75 

Holm 37 

Hoist 9,50,51,115 

Holt 66 

Holten 33 

Hon I 20 

Hoops 20 

Horn 99 

Hruza 105 

Hubbard 80 

Hubrig 4 

Huckle 49 

Huhn 96 

Huls 112 

Hunger 13,85 

Hurley 39 



Ide 21 

Iverson 80 

Jackobek 29 

Jackson 38,143 

Jacobs 72 

Jacobson 138,174 

Jaeger 137,151 

Jahoda 167 

Jasdrow 145 

Jasmer 59,162 

Johnson 40,83,169 

Jones ...13,54,55,120,173 
Jost 153 

Kadoun 34 

Kail 51 

Kath 3,30 

Keil 123 

Kelsey 51 

Kenley 104 

Ketchum 83,129 

Kiel 51 

Kingsley 174 

Kingsrider 137 

Kinn 39,84 

Kinney 116 

Kissel 67 

Klar 10 

Klawitter 5,25,28,83 

Klein 151 

Klemick 83 

Klosterman 19 

Knaack 44,90 

Knaft 83 

Knoz 109 

Koberstein 53 

Kocourek 21 

Koeppe 133,136 

Kohl 32 

Kchlhoff 154 

(181) 



Koppelman 25,26,33 

40,47,48 

Korth 152 

Kotchian 48 

Kouba 113 

Krapse 60 

Krause ...2,4,12,14,15,16 

23,40,54,61,94,175 

Krebs 53,54 

Kretchman 31,43,92 

125,127 

Krichek 123 

Kriesel 148 

KHz 97 

Kronick 43 

Krueger 41,170 

Krump 165 

Kubacki 99 

Kubusta 132 

Kuchera 127 

Kueszynski 97 

Kulzer 49 

Kunert 15,139 

Kutter 27,47,50,114 

Kutzer 35 

Landsem 127,146 

Lange 36 

Langfield 100 

La Qua 91 

Larson 122 

Lasnick 162 

Lauder 162 

Layton 46 

Lea 10,11,55 

Leathart 101 

Leavitt 68,69 

Leinan 97 

Leinzmier 30 

Lelr? 12 

Leirpke 1^0 



Lenz 3 

Uen 15Q 

Lierman 172 

Lindquist 98 

Linin 51 

Loessin 29,38 

Loester 16 

Lohr ..156 

Lower 155 

Ludwig 13 

Luebke 102 

Lueck 90 

Luidaht 7 

Lundeen 31 

Lutter 167 

Maas 102 

Mace 135 

Macheel 1 

Mack 85 

Mac Laughlin 58 

Mahan 15 

MahLer 4,34,138 

Mahlke 162 

Maltzahn 105 

Manke 172 

March 41 

Marlowe 149,150 

MarohL 10,28,108 

Martin ' 58 

Matjeck 140,143 

Matuska 139 

Mauch 147 

Mc Crobey 131 

Mc Donald 53 

Mc Gray 36 

Mc Ilwain 41,57 

Mc Kean 162 

Mc Keith 174 

Mc Laird 28,142 



Mc Millian 47 

Mc Morrow 76 

Medenwaldt 2,5,10,19 

51,66,87,105,125,150 

Meide 103 

Melcher 72 

Mellinthin 55 

Melquest 57 

Melvy 129 

Merrifield 116 

Meyer 17,40,58,122 

Meyers 5,94 

Michalek 3 

Mieson 28 

Milbrandt 3,63,166 

Miller 4,13,30,40 

67,115,148,157 

Millman 126 

Mitchell 8,108 

Mitzel 41 

Moberg , 30 

Moffit 168 

Mohs 16,18,82 

Molander 169 

Mongoven 57 

Motis 137 

Mouer 44 

Mourer 7 

Movius 46,98 

Muehler 2,38,72,88 

149,150 

Mueller 74 

Muenzer 163 

Mullin 148 

Murphy 132 

Nannig 97 

Neiber 25 

Neidhardt 133 

Nelson 39,75,87,133 



Ness 110 

Neubauer 161 

Neuman 37,43 

Newton 10 

Nicholson 139 

Nims 21 

Norman 46 

Northrup 66 

Norton 150 

Nulph 3 

0'Keefe 54,56 

Olds 57 

Oliver 4,22,94 

Olsen 12 

Olson 88,108,140,158 

Orton 119 

Osier 20 

Oss 51 

Oster 97 

Padden 172 

Paterson 96 

Paulson 41 

Payne 131 

Pearson 81 

Pederson 30,104 

Peitz 49,59,60 

Pelvit 25 

Perkin 86 

Perrin 69 

Peschel 49 

Peterson 154 

Petterson 81 

Phelps 52 

Phillips 45 

Piechowski 22 

Pieper 9 

Pierson 176 

Plan 32 



(132) 



Plank 70 

Pohl 35,50 

Pokornski 129 

Polansky 36 

Polda 1 

Polfuss 47 

Popp 118 

Pribbernow ....7,31,35,36 

Primising 158 

Propper 177 

PurceLL 61,72 

Puttman 98 

Quast 134 

Quisenberry 13 

Radatz 76 

Radloff ...90,102,126,129 

Rassier 137,151 

Reinke 18 

Remmen 151,153 

Reppart 17 

Rhttig 141,143 

Rexford 134 

Rich 3 

Rick 171 

Riester 139 

Roark 45 

Roberts 120 

Robison 46 

Roeder 12,33 

Rossum 30,36 

Roth 1 

Rue 45 

Rusdal 47 

Russell 7 

Sand 171 

Salzwedel 151 

Sapa 149 

Schafer 101 



Schley 131 

Schmidts 28 

Schneider 18,175 

Schradieck 25,26 

Schram 72 

Schroeder ...32,38,62,171 

Schuett 90,175 

Schultz 16,20,141,152 

153,176 

Schulz 55,145 

Scott 134 

Scribner 14,29 

Searbrough 12 

Sedler 24,167 

Selkin 86 

Selness 155 

Seymanski 143 

Shank 52 

Shauer 70,79 

Shea 23 

Sherlock 46 

Sherma 19 

Sherman 24 

Sherwood 94 

Shipe 118 

Shorma 124 

Shreiner 142 

Shubert 48 

Shuster 95,149 

Simon son 12 

Simpson 65 

Skovold 21 

Slecynski 48 

Slocum 102 

Smart 137 

Smedsrud 159 

Smith 2,31,53,55,138 

Smogard 20 

Smraker 119 

Sommerfeldt 138 

Spencer 1^3 

(183) 



Sprague 21 

Spreckles 146 

Springer 87,155 

Stack 23,33,84 

106,127/170 

Starin 90 

Steffens 4 

Steinbaugh 178 

Stelling 99 

Sterling 15 

Stibel 27 

Stiles 165 

Stiteler 49 

Stoltenow 25,28,71 

Stone 102 

Stough 97 

Stourch 23 

Stout 119 

St. Pierre 59 

Strege 124 

Stroehl 108 

Stule 34 

Sturdevant 117 

Sullivan 46 

Sunde 107 

Sutelya 48 

Swank 58 

Swanson 106,107 

Tahelka 97 

Taylor 25 

Templeton 48 

Tesch 122 

Teutsch 12 

Tew 55 

Thayer 24 

Theede 50,88 

Thielman 25 

Thcmas 99 

Thompson 23 

Thorncuist 128 



Tiegs 36,37,98 

Tinka 132 

Tinseth 122 

Tisch 80 

Tisdel 78,117 

Tix 57 

Tramp ...168 

Trepkow 129 

Turbec 50 

Tyson 126,154 

Tyan 61 

Uhlhorn 2,124 

Unknown 167 

Untham 152 

Van Amain 132,135 

VapLon 36 

Vergeldt 22 

Vlasty 53 

VLosity 29 

Voeltz 13 

VoUrath 2 

Voss 124 

Waggoner 53,146 

Wahl 55 

Wallman 112 

Wallrich 90 

Walsh 158 

Ward 45 

Weinkauf ...27,47,126,133 

Wells 113 

Wendt 82 

Westphal 34 

White 114 

Whitehead 36 

Whitman 177 

Wickman 31,66 

Wiese 57 



Wig 38 

Wilig 131 

Willprecht 46 

Winje 127 

Wirth 178 

Wirtz 139 

Wisnewski 119 

Witt 37,113 

Witte 39,47 

Woiwode 91 

Wolfe 71,72 

Wollitz 134 

Woodward 92 

Woolsey 32 

Worner 50,76,146 

Wrege 170 

Wyatt 5 



Yost 68 

Youso 171 

Zarling 107 

Ziegelman 26 

Ziehm 175 

Zietlow 22,41,46A 

Zietz 168 

Zimbrick 9 

Zummer 136 



(184)